MTN will oppose Turkcell’s lawsuit

2013-11-28 18:06

MTN says it will vigorously defend the latest lawsuit by the Turkish operator Turkcell, arising from the unsuccessful bid to obtain a mobile licence in Iran.

MTN corruption case not over - Turkcell

2013-05-05 18:27

Turkcell, which has levelled corruption allegations against MTN, says it is seeking a new venue to sue the firm after dropping its R39bn damages case in the US.

MTN hails US court ruling over Iran

2013-04-18 13:58

MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa has hailed a US Supreme Court ruling as a major boost to its defence against a $4.2bn lawsuit from rival Turkcell.

MTN confirms Turkcell suit on hold

2012-10-15 09:01

MTN has confirmed that a US court has put on hold the $4.2bn lawsuit against it by Turkish rival Turkcell, pending a separate US Supreme Court decision.

US sanctions hurt MTN in Iran

2012-08-12 12:04

US sanctions against Iran seems to be are a thorn in MTN’s flesh as the cell phone giant can hardly bring a single cent out of Iran to South Africa.

SA suspends ambassador linked to MTN

2012-07-11 17:02

SA's foreign ministry has suspended a former ambassador after allegations he took a $200 000 bribe to help MTN win a mobile licence in Iran, says a spokesperson.

MTN asks court to throw out Turkcell suit

2012-07-03 13:04

Mobile operator MTN has asked a US court to dismiss a $4.2bn suit brought by rival Turkcell after alleged underhand tactics to obtain an Iranian mobile licence.

MTN 'was warned' over Iran

2012-06-17 14:00

Mobile giant MTN's bosses were allegedly warned of being 'screwed' in a multibillion-rand loan deal over the financing of the Iranian cellphone licence.

Hawks swoop on MTN

2012-06-05 13:25

The Hawks have opened an investigation into allegations of corruption at cellphone giant MTN relating to its purchase of a mobile licence in Iran.

MTN cooperating with US on Iran sanctions

2012-05-29 13:41

Mobile operator MTN says it is working with US authorities to manage compliance with sanctions against Iran, one of its biggest markets.

MTN slides on Turkcell lawsuit

2012-04-02 10:11

MTN shares have fallen over 3% in early trade, as investors hammer Africa’s top telecom over a $4.2bn lawsuit from Turkish rival Turkcell.

Turkcell sues MTN for $4.2bn

2012-03-30 07:50

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell has filed a $4.2bn lawsuit in a US court against SA rival MTN over alleged corruption in a deal in Iran.

MTN dives on potential Iran suit

2012-02-03 09:27

MTN shares tumbled nearly 4% in early trade, after it said it faces a potential lawsuit from Turkey’s Turkcell over its licence in Iran.


Turkcell claims R42bn from MTN

2013-11-27 14:30

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell is claiming damages of at least R42bn against MTN, which it alleges used "corruption and bribery" to win a mobile licence in Iran.

Turkcell drops lawsuit against MTN

2013-05-02 07:49

Turkish telecom company Turkcell has dropped its multibillion-dollar US lawsuit against MTN, citing a recent US Supreme Court ruling that hurt its case.

MTN cleared of Turkcell graft charges

2013-02-01 14:26

A year-long probe by a UK judge has found that allegations of bribery by Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell against MTN are unfounded, says MTN.

US delays ruling on MTN $4.2bn Iran suit

2012-10-14 14:52

A US court has delayed ruling on a $4.2bn suit by Turkish mobile operator Turkcell against MTN, pending a Supreme Court decision on a separate case.

Growth in Iran, Ghana boosts MTN

2012-08-08 08:50

MTN has reported a 14% increase in first-half profit, as solid growth in South Africa, Iran and Ghana helped it overcome tougher competition in its key Nigerian market.

SA envoy in Iran probed over MTN

2012-07-10 13:57

The department of international relations has confirmed it is investigating allegations that the former ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Salojee, accepted payments from MTN.

MTN vows to cooperate with Hawks

2012-06-06 07:55

MTN says it will cooperate fully in the Hawks' investigation relating to a mobile phone licence in Iran.

MTN exec admits to bribe

2012-06-03 10:50

A senior former MTN executive has admitted to bribing South ­Africa's former ambassador to Iran to thank him for assisting the mobile giant.

MTN recovers from Turkcell hammering

2012-04-03 10:17

MTN shares have gained after being hit by Turkish rival Turkcell's court action in the US, charging it of bribery to win a licence in Iran.

Former MTN CEO denies bribes to Iran, SA

2012-04-02 08:04

Former MTN boss Phuthuma Nhleko says he did not authorise bribes to Iranian and South African government officials in return for a cellular licence in Iran.

MTN accuses rival Turkcell of extortion

2012-03-12 15:44

Cellphone operator MTN says its Turkish rival is using the threat of a US lawsuit to extort money from it.

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