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MTN asks US court to dismiss Turkcell case over Iran licence

Tuesday 3 July 2012 | 15:35 CET | News
MTN Group has asked a US court to dismiss the USD 4.2 billion suit brought by Turkcell, which has alleged underhand tactics to obtain its Iranian mobile licence. In a statement, MTN said the suit by Turkcell had no legal merit and that the US court did not have jurisdiction. Turkcell's claim against MTN in the US is the latest of four legal claims Turkcell has brought after it failed to get the second GSM licence in Iran in 2005. The two cases that have been decided so far were both unsuccessful. MTN contends that Turkcell's US claim is a legally insufficient restatement of a case that

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN / Turkcell
Countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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