Press Release

Press Release

Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S Becomes a SAMENA Member

September 28, 2009

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Türk Telekomünikasyon A.S Becomes a SAMENA Member

DUBAI, UAE – Spetember 28, 2009 – Bocar A. BA, President of SAMENA Telecommunications Council welcomes Türk Telekomünikasyon A.S into its rapidly expanding membership base.

Bocar added: "I would like to thank Turk Telekom for their joining and continued support. We very much appreciated their energy and constant drive to participate and make SAMENA a better Council spanning up to Turkish borders. A world class company like Turk Telekom and its Management will definetely be a catalyst for an efforts to make this, the best congregation of Telecom Professionals in the World, not just our region".

Türk Telekom Group provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. As of June 30, 2009, Türk Telekom group companies have 17.1 mn Fixed Access lines, 6 mn ADSL connections and 12.4 mn GSM subscribers. Group companies have a modern network infrastructure covering the whole country and offer a wide variety of services to residential and commercial customers all over Turkey. Apart from 81% shares in Avea, one of the three GSM operators in Turkey, Türk Telekom owns 99.9% of TTnet, Argela, Innova, Sebit, Sobee, and AssisTT companies. Türk Telekom also has an indirect minority share in Albtelecom, the Albanian incumbent telecom operator. 55% of Türk Telekom shares belong to Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.S. and 30% belongs to Turkish Treasury. The remaining 15% is publicly traded. Türk Telekom shares are listed in Istanbul Stock Exchange since May 2008.

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