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    1. July 31, 2014

      Cukurova reclaims Turkcell controlling stake

      A seven-year fight between a Russian oligarch and one of Turkey’s most famous businessmen came to an end on Thursday, when...

    2. July 25, 2014

      Cukurova clears legal obstacle to regain control of Turkcell

      Cukurova, the Turkish company fighting to regain control of Turkcell, has cleared a legal obstacle to financing the $1.5bn...

    1. May 13, 2014

      UK court dismisses Çukurova appeal in Turkcell ownership dispute

      A UK court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Turkish group Çukurova in a long-running dispute with Nordic telecommunications...

    2. April 25, 2014

      Cukurova gains US court ruling boost in Turkcell battle

      Cukurova, the Turkish conglomerate that has been battling for years to secure control of mobile phone operator Turkcell,...

    3. November 27, 2013

      Turkcell sues MTN in Johannesburg over Iran licence

      Turkcell has resumed its legal battle with MTN over the South African group’s Iran operations as it filed a lawsuit in...

    4. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2013

      Turkey looks to sell off state lottery - again

      At first glance the announcement in Turkey’s Official Gazette on Tuesday that Turkey’s State Supply Office has issued a...

    5. September 30, 2013

      Turkey: Protests and US policy shape events

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister who towers over his country’s politics, was on barnstorming form. “The...

    6. August 16, 2013

      Ankara wades in to resolve Turkcell deadlock

      A Turkish government agency has broken the deadlock at Turkcell by putting temporary control of the country’s leading mobile...

    7. July 29, 2013

      Cukurova gains time to buy back Turkcell stake from Alfa

      Mehmet Emin Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s best known businessmen, received a boost in his bid to regain control of Turkcell,...

    8. July 23, 2013

      MTN shares tumble after financial chief resigns

      Shares of MTN, the South African emerging markets mobile phone operator, slid in trading on Tuesday following the sudden...

    9. July 11, 2013

      TeliaSonera attacks Turkcell board move

      A Turkish government regulator plans to appoint a majority of the board members of Turkcell, the country’s leading mobile...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2013

      New York headlines

      * China trade numbers suggest deeper slowdown * Saudis and UAE pledge $8bn to Egypt * Emerging Stocks Advance as Chinese...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2013

      London headlines

      * China trade numbers suggest deeper slowdown * KKR raises record $6bn for second Asian buyout fund * Cukurova wins legal...

    12. July 9, 2013

      Cukurova wins legal battle against Alfa over Turkcell

      Mehmet Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s best known businessmen, has won a long-sought victory over Russia’s Alfa Group in a legal...

    13. July 9, 2013

      Turkcell: interference on the line

      When a legal judgment advises that the facts can be briefly summarised and then rattles on for paragraphs, it is a sure...

    14. July 7, 2013

      Turkcell saga nears climax with UK court ruling

      A long-running battle over Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile group, is entering a crucial week, with a UK court set to rule...

    15. July 2, 2013

      Telecoms: Dealings in the danger zone

      As the international community was weighing whether to impose yet more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme,...

    16. June 5, 2013

      Turkish media criticised for muted response to protests

      Wildlife, cookery, psychology and smoking – until many of Turkey’s mainstream media outlets incurred public anger and...

    17. June 3, 2013

      Carmakers help fuel US stocks

      Auto companies were in focus on the first trading day of June, as the S&P 500 recovered from morning losses to finish the...

    18. April 23, 2013

      US injunction deals blow to Turkcell tycoon

      A recent US court decision could “kill” the $1.5bn-$3bn effort by one of Turkey’s richest men to regain control over...

    19. April 5, 2013

      Cash-laden oligarchs hunt pastures new

      Hours after Rosneft finalised a deal to buy out the oligarch founders of rival oil producer TNK-BP last month, Mikhail...

    20. March 12, 2013

      Regulator appoints Turkcell board members

      The Turkish authorities have imposed three representatives on the seven member board of Turkcell, the country’s biggest...

    21. March 10, 2013

      Cukurova fined for contempt in US

      A New York federal court has imposed an escalating series of fines on a company controlled by Mehmet Karamehmet, one of...

    22. March 6, 2013

      MTN seeks telecoms licence in Myanmar

      MTN, the emerging markets mobile phone operator, has joined the list of companies expressing an interest in obtaining an...

    23. February 11, 2013

      Turkish bourse chief has ambitious plans

      Istanbul’s stock exchange chief says the institution he heads has not kept pace with Turkey’s rise on the world stage – and...

    24. January 30, 2013

      Çukurova wins right to control Turkcell

      Mehmet Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s richest men, has won the opportunity to regain control of Turkcell, the country’s biggest...

    25. January 28, 2013

      UK judges to rule on Turkcell control

      Turkey’s biggest corporate feud could be resolved this week when the UK Privy Council rules on the ownership of the...

    26. December 3, 2012

      Using voice as an authentication key

      Contacting a call centre agent typically involves providing a password, PIN (personal identification number) and range of...

    27. November 26, 2012

      Telia chief eyes exit as scandals take toll

      Lars Nyberg has had a bruising past seven months. The chief executive of TeliaSonera was tempted out of retirement to take...

    28. beyondbrics

      September 7, 2012

      Turkcell targets smartphones and tablets for growth

      Here’s a challenge facing mobile phone companies around the world: what to do in face of increasingly saturated markets....

    29. July 12, 2012

      S Africa suspends ambassador over Iran lawsuit

      South Africa has suspended its former ambassador to Iran in relation to corruption allegations made in a $4.2bn lawsuit...

    30. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2012

      Globul sale to shake Bulgaria telecoms

      Photo: Bloomberg The sale of Globul, Bulgaria’s second-biggest mobile phone company, looks almost certain to go ahead and...

    31. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2012

      Turkcell rivals prepare for UK court

      Karamehmet Is the tide turning in the tussle over Turkcell? For years, Turkey’s biggest mobile group has been the focus of...

    32. June 24, 2012

      Tycoon maintains his grip on Turkcell

      One of Turkey’s richest men is set to maintain his control over Turkcell, the country’s leading mobile group, after a...

    33. June 5, 2012

      MTN in South Africa corruption probe

      South African police have opened investigations into allegations of corruption against MTN that relate to the emerging...

    34. April 24, 2012

      Altimo sets sights on global expansion

      The Megafon peace deal will end one of Russia’s most dramatic corporate disputes that played out across European courts with...

    35. April 12, 2012

      MTN defends operations in Iran

      MTN, the emerging markets mobile phone group, mounted a blistering defence of its Iranian operations after rival Turkcell...

    36. March 7, 2012

      Fitch warns on Turkcell bid for Vivacom

      A bid by Turkcell for 94 per cent of Vivacom would put downward pressure on the credit rating of Turkey’s biggest mobile...

    37. March 2, 2012

      Tycoon wins appeal in Turkcell battle

      (Reuters) – Turkish tycoon Mehmet Emin Karamehmet won some relief in his battle to retain control of Turkcell, the country’s...

    38. March 1, 2012

      Turkcell weighs up offer for Vivacom

      Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile phone company, said it was considering investing in Vivacom, a Bulgarian telecoms operator...

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