We have endeavored to continue providing both our company and our shareholders with maximum value in 2010.
The Turkcell Investor Relations Department strives to ensure Company shares remain a favored investment tool for domestic and overseas institutional investors and shareholders in order to create value for the Company and all its stakeholders. The Department also seeks to translate the Company's operational performance into market value and to promote the company in the most effective way possible.
Since its shares are traded on both the U.S. and Turkish stock exchanges, Turkcell has shaped its corporate governance model in accordance with the requirements of both markets.
In line with these requirements, the Turkcell Investor Relations department strives to provide both our company and our shareholders with maximum value, without compromising our corporate policy based on timely and fair disclosure, and our principles of transparency, reliability, accountability, and integrity since the public offering date.
Therefore, in 2010, we continued to disclose information on our strategy and activities, on sectors and markets where we operate, and on rules and regulations to which we are bound to investors and analysts through regular meetings, local and international conferences, analyst days, and teleconferences. Accordingly, we met approximately 550 investors in 2010, by attending 15 local and international conferences, visiting their premises in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Moreover, we conducted an Investor & Analyst Day on January 17, 2011 in London, attended by approximately 80 people.