MTN appeals to court to dismiss $4.2bn Turkcell case

2017-10-31 21:30

MTN has asked the High Court in Johannesburg to dismiss a $4.2bn damages claim by Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, five years after the case was first brought in relation to the awarding of an Iranian license in 2005.

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's Iran accusations

2012-06-18 07:23

How the telecoms firm allegedly bribed its way into Iran.

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 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.

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