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Teliasonera to Press for Replacement of Turkcell Chairman Today

October 12, 2011

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- TeliaSonera AB will press for the replacement of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Chairman Colin Williams at a meeting of the unit’s shareholders today, said Cecilia Edstroem, spokeswoman for TeliaSonera.

Teliasonera welcomes a legal change yesterday requiring Turkey’s largest companies to fill one-third of seats on their boards with independent members, Edstrom said by telephone today from Istanbul prior to the start of the meeting.

The three companies that control Turkcell - TeliaSonera, Russia’s Alfa Group and Cukurova Holding AS of Turkey - are in a dispute over control of Turkcell.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Aydan Eksin at

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