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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2013

    London headlines

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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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....

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2012

    Karamehmet: no longer the richest

    The man who was Turkey’s richest has lost his top slot. A reversal of fortune has afflicted Mehmet Karamehmet, whose net...

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