Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)(BIST:TCELL) and the Turkish Football Federation have announced that Turkcell will be the communication sponsor of "Spor Toto Super Lig", Turkey's top football league, in 2015-2016. Turkcell will also be the main sponsor of the Turkish Cup in 2015-2016, which will take the name "Turkcell Super Cup".

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Turkcell's CEO Kaan Terzioglu: We aim to take the brand value of Turkish football to a level that ca ...

Turkcell's CEO Kaan Terzioglu: We aim to take the brand value of Turkish football to a level that can match its European and global countparts. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We are very glad to see Turkcell as the communication sponsor of Spor Toto Super League. Our Federation tirelessly works to augment the scope of the football business in Turkey, and I am certain that this collaboration with Turkcell will greatly contribute to the brand value of Turkish football. We are looking forward to the exciting new projects that will emerge with this synergy." said Yildirim Demiroren, the President of the Turkish Football Federation.

"We understand the joy that football brings to the Turkish people, and we will continue to work hard to increase this emotional attachment while improving the standing of Turkish football. We aim to take the brand value of Turkish football to a level that can match its European and global countparts. We all would like see our teams achieve better results globally, and that is possible only through adopting a more technical, scientific approach to sports. I hope that 2015-2016 will be a season during which we will enjoy fair-play and top-notch virtuosity on the field" said Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell.

Turkcell's contribution to Turkish football: 140 million USD over 13 years

For the past 13 years, Turkcell has supported Turkish football continuously and in a number of different ways. In 2002, Turkcell became the sponsor of the Turkish National Team. Between 2003-2010, it supported teams from smaller towns through sponsorships. Between 2005-2010, it was the main sponsor of the Turkish Super League. Since 2010, Turkcell has been the main sponsor of Turkish Football Federation.

Turkcell's contribution to Turkish football over the course of the past 13 years amounts to approximately 140 million USD.

ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is an integrated communication and technology services player in Turkey. Turkcell Group has approximately 67.9 million mobile subscribers in nine countries and over 1.3 million fixed subscribers in Turkey as of June 30, 2015. Turkcell was one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has announced two new HSPA+ Technologies on its 3G network to meet rising data usage. Having successfully integrated 3C-HSDPA and DC-HSUPA Technologies, it became the first mobile operator in the world to enable peak speed of 63.3 Mbps downlink while also enabled an 11.5 Mbps uplink on a 3G network. Turkcell is the first telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of June 2015, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.85% in 2G and 92.06% in 3G. Turkcell Group reported a TRY3.1 billion (US$1.2 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY20.7 billion (US$7.7billion) as of June 30, 2015. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr

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