The FINANCIAL — Türk Telekom, Turkey’s largest fixed-line phone operator, has been given three awards by one of the leading financial magazines World Finance, according to Today's Zaman.
Türk Telekom won awards in the categories “Telecoms Innovation of the Year,” “Fixed Line Provider of the Year” and “Fully Integrated Telecoms Provider of the Year” by World Finance magazine, a statement released by Türk Telekom said on October 31.
Commenting on the company’s success, Türk Telekom’s managing director, Kamil Gökhan Bozkurt, said his company was able to achieve this kind of success thanks to its steady and determined performance. Moreover, World Finance Editor Alexander Redcliffe said Türk Telekom’s success stemmed from the company’s institutional strategies, continuous investments in research and development (R&D) activities and high-level institutional governance.
World Finance is a financial magazine published every two months by World News Media, based in the UK. It works in partnership with Reuters to provide news and data.
Türk Telekom is Turkey’s leading company in communication and convergence technologies. Türk Telekom, which owns 99.9 percent of the shares of the companies TTNET, Argela, Innova, Sebit A.S. and AssisTT, also owns 81 percent of the shares of Avea, which is one of the three GSM operators in Turkey. Moreover, Türk Telekom also supports Albtelecom in Albania. A total of 55 percent of the shares of Türk Telekom belong to Oger Telekomunikasyon A.S. and 30 percent of the shares belong to the Treasury Undersecretariat of Turkey. The remaining 15 percent of shares have been offered to the public.