First thing a refugee asks at a camp is not water or food, but Wi-Fi password: Turkcell CEO

According to Kaan Terzioğlu, CEO of Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator Turkcell, connectivity is a key concern for refugees. The first thing a refugee wants at a camp is the Wi-Fi password in an effort to connect with the people they have left behind, said Terzioğlu.

Turkcell named 'Sustainable Development Goal' pioneer by UN platform over app for refugees

The U.N. Global Compact platform has named leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell's CEO Kaan Terzioğlu as one of the 10 Sustainable Development Goal pioneers over the company's Hello Hope mobile app for Syrian refugees, Turkcell announced on Sept. 22.      

Telia sells $508M Turkcell stake to focus on Nordics

Scandinavian Telia AB has sold about 1.78 billion Turkish liras ($508 million) worth of stock in Turkey's largest mobile operator,  Turkcell İletişim,  in order to focus on its operations in the Nordics and Baltics.

Stockholm-based Telia agreed to sell 153.5 million Turkcell shares - its 7 percent direct stake - to institutional investors, the company said in a statement on Sept 19.