Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-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

$14.61 billion


Wireless Telecommunication Services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.68 billion


CEO Sureyya Ciliv (since 2007)

CFO Serkan Okandan (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield


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

Over on CAPS, 791 of the 809 members who have rated Turkcell -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mrfett and All-Star tengrandchicago.

In June, mrfett tapped Turkcell as a great way to gobble up some global growth:

Turkey is the only truly modern nation in the region, and their economy is dynamic and growing. Although Egypt and Iran are also large economies, Turkey is best-positioned to be a regional power. This company is ready to capitalize on the nation's growing wealth.

In a pitch from yesterday, tengrandchicago focuses on the stock's fabulous financial position:

2.9B in Cash and equivalents with $780mm in debt. The company was just awarded 3G lines for Belarus which makes good on their acquisition last year of BeST. To have this type of liquidity in this environment is quite impressive. Turkey and Eastern Europe will provide Turkcell long term growth opportunities.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Turkcell is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick. Apple, NVDIA, and UnitedHealth are Stock Advisor selections. UnitedHealth is also an Inside Value choice, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.