Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Turkish telecom provider Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (NYSE: TKC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Turkcell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Turkcell facts

Headquarters (Founded) Istanbul, Turkey (1993)
Market Cap $12.7 billion
Industry Wireless telecom services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $5.98 billion

CEO Sureyya Ciliv (since 2007)

CFO Serkan Okandan (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 23%
Cash/Debt $3.31 billion / $1.84 billion
Dividend Yield 4.2%
Competitors Vodafone Group (Nasdaq: VOD)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 873 members who have rated Turkcell say the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star tenmiles, who is ranked in the top 0.05% of our community, and euroazn.

Late last month, tenmiles tapped Turkcell as a rather timely bargain pick: "Near term headlines with turmoil in mideast and regional economies ... attractive dividend, significant FCF -- likely market beater on a total return basis for those with 3-5 year horizon."

Currently, Turkcell even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.3. That represents a slight discount to other large telecom plays like Vodafone (9.8), AT&T (NYSE: T) (11.0), and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) (13.4).

CAPS member euroazn elaborates on the opportunity:

Another one of my favorites. [Turkcell] is great. First of all, it's a great way to allocate into emerging markets. Second of all, on a bottom-up basis, it's a great company. It has the majority market share in Turkey, and is priced fairly with a low P/E of about ten and an extraordinarily high dividend yield of about 4%. The recent plunge made the stock undervalued.

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