Turkey's Turkcell places preliminary bid for Bulgaria's Globul

ISTANBUL Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:45am EST

ISTANBUL Nov 20 (Reuters) - Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell said on Tuesday it had placed a non-binding preliminary bid to buy Cosmote Bulgaria Mobile, Globul, Bulgaria's second-biggest mobile operator.

The Istanbul-based company, in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, said it placed the bid as it explores investment opportunities in the region. (Reporting by Seda Sezer)