Turkcell and Mail.Ru Group boost their digital solutions through strategic partnership

Talks for a business partnership between two digital giants have begun, to exchange know-how and business experience to expand global digital footprints.

The world’s first digital operator Turkcell (NYSE: TKC) (BIST:TCELL) and Russia’s leading innovative internet company Mail.ru Group announced today their cooperation in efforts to expand their digital footprint globally. Turkcell Group, including its subsidiary Lifecell Ventures, and Russian Mail.ru Group have begun to evaluate cooperation on internet services such as social media and e-mail solutions.

Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell said: “We are excited to announce the beginning of talks with Russia’s communications and entertainment services giant. These discussions will help us to realize new steps towards international cooperation for providing global digital services. We will share our experiences for creating locally tailored digital solutions that we believe will become the best alternative for our customers. This strategic partnership will ensure that we will become one of the first and leading players in this area, allowing us to export our services globally and create a new field of competition.”

“We hope to build a successful strategic partnership with Turkcell, one of the leading telecom companies globally and leaders in digital transformation. Our e-mail solutions can enhance Turkcell’s eco-system of digital services. We also think that our social networks have high potential in Turkey, and with the help of such a strong local partner, may evolve into a major social media platform for the Turkish market”, — comments Boris Dobrodeev, Chief Executive Officer (Russia), Mail.Ru Group.