What MTN says

2012-06-02 19:15

In a statement, Paul Norman, group chief of human resources and corporate affairs officer, said:

“MTN notes the allegations made by Chris Kilowan in a recent deposition, where he appeared as a witness for Turkcell in US court proceedings initiated against MTN.

MTN strongly denies any suggestion that MTN, or its representatives, intimidated Mr Kilowan in relation to his role in these proceedings.

Mr Kilowan’s testimony showed he is not a reliable witness. He is a disgruntled former employee, who has admitted he had been paid by Turkcell for his role in the claims against MTN. (Chris Kilowan denied this under oath.)

“In his recent deposition, his evidence was discredited in a number of major respects. Mr Kilowan’s outlandish allegations also reflect Turkcell’s overall approach to the litigation, in making sensationalist claims with no legal merit.

“MTN continues to believe the US courts have no jurisdiction to hear Turkcell’s claims and will shortly be filing its motion to dismiss Turkcell’s claim in the US proceedings.

“In parallel with the defence of the US litigation, the Hoffmann investigation into Turkcell’s allegations continues. Mr Kilowan was formally invited to provide evidence to the Hoffmann Committee on 19 March; however, he has refused to do so, preferring instead to give paid evidence in Turkcell’s US court proceedings.

Turkcell was also invited to provide evidence to the Hoffmann Committee investigation, but refused to cooperate.”

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