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A change in the jurisdiction laws of the United States saw Turkcell, the communications and technology company, drop a case of alleged bribery and corruption against MTN – only to turn its attention to the South African courts, where this week it filed an action seeking US$4,2bn in damages

MTN will “vigorously defend” itself against the latest lawsuit brought by rival Turkcell in the high court in Johannesburg, the JSE-listed mobile telecommunications group said on Thursday. MTN said the latest suit from Turkcell, which operates the largest mobile

Turkey’s largest mobile operator, Turkcell, has again filed papers against MTN, this time in the high court in Johannesburg, seeking damages in relation to the awarding of a telecommunications licence in Iran. Earlier this year, Turkcell, which claims that MTN’s

MTN was trading nearly 3% higher on the JSE in afternoon trading on Thursday after it emerged that rival Turkcell had filed to drop its US$4,2bn lawsuit against the South African-headquartered telecommunications operator. The counter has added 18,7% in

A supreme court ruling has prompted Turkish telecommunications company Turkcell to drop its US$4,2bn lawsuit against MTN Group. Turkcell filed the lawsuit in the US last year claiming MTN conspired with and bribed Iranian officials to win a licence in Iran that had originally been awarded to the Turkish mobile

A US computer salesman who supplied ­sensitive equipment to MTN’s mobile network in Iran has been jailed for violating US economic sanctions. The conviction is damning for the South African mobile giant, as it provides judicial corroboration that the company used sanctions-busting

A major US lobby group’s shock advertising campaign, alleging that MTN is “profiting from torture” in Iran, has been blocked by local agencies. But it claims that SA advertising companies have refused to erect the billboards because of the influence of the telecommunications giant. United Against Nuclear Iran

Last week Republicans seized on news that David Plouffe, a senior advisor in the White House, had accepted $100 000 from a subsidiary of MTN for two speeches he gave in Nigeria shortly before joining the White House staff in 2010. “Today’s story raises serious questions about [US President] Barack Obama’s senior

Former ambassador to Iran Yusuf Saloojee has been suspended from his position at the department of international relations & cooperation. “Yes, he has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation,” spokesperson Clayson Monyela said. The investigation related to allegations that Saloojee accepted