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TMCNet:  Turkcell Superonline Bridges Europe, Asia and Middle East to Turn Istanbul Into an Internet Hub

[September 27, 2012]

Turkcell Superonline Bridges Europe, Asia and Middle East to Turn Istanbul Into an Internet Hub

ISTANBUL, September 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Turkcell Superonline, the 100% subsidiary company of Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, announces that it has turned Istanbul into an internet hub, lifting the boundaries between countries and initiating the "internet without a visa" era through direct access agreements.



Turkcell Superonline has nine international gateways, which enable fast and seamless internet access via connections with Europe's most important internet traffic exchange points in Sofia, London, and Amsterdam, as well as through the Frankfurt POP in Germany.

Collaborating with Tier-1 telecom operators such as Tata Communications, Deutsche Telekom, Inteliquent, Turkcell Superonline enables access to globally renowned networks directly from Istanbul, adding value not only for its business and partners, but also for the Turkish economy.

Turkcell Superonline plays a major role in delivering transit data traffic and telecommunications services between Europe, CIS, Asia and the Middle East. As a critical operator, it provides the internet access needs of Iran, Iraq, Georgia, and Northern Cyprus, positioning Istanbul as the intersection point of the global communications network.

Murat Erkan, General Manager of Turkcell Superonline, says, "Four years ago Turkcell Superonline's aim had been to transform the Silk Road into the Fiber Road. Today, this is a reality via our fiber network." ABOUT TURKCELL SUPERONLINE Turkey's innovative telecom operator, Turkcell Superonline, continues its fiber optic infrastructure investments without any let up in speed. Turkcell Superonline is the one and only telecom operator to offer households internet connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. It offers its corporate, residential and wholesale customers voice, data, and value added services. http://www.superonline.net ABOUT TURKCELL Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.5 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 53% based on March 31, 2012 results (Source: operators' announcements). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 65.3 million subscribers as of March 31, 2012. The company covers approximately 88% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.13% through its 2G technology supported network. http://www.turkcell.com.tr For further information please contact: Nihat Narin Division Head of Investor and International Media Relations Tel: + 90-212-313-1244 Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr Banu Uzgur International Media Relations Manager Tel: + 90-212-313-1506 Email: banu.uzgur@turkcell.com.tr investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr http://twitter.com/TurkcellNews SOURCE Turkcell Superonline

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