Turkcell Q4 net profit rises 38 percent

ISTANBUL Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:02am EST

ISTANBUL Feb 22 (Reuters) - Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell posted net profit up 38 percent to 459 million lira ($257 million) in the fourth quarter, above a poll forecast of 453.4 million, on sales up 15 percent to $2.807 billion lira.

In 2012 as a whole, Turkcell's net profit surged 77 percent to 2.079 billion lira on sales up 12 percent to 10.507 billion lira. ($1 = 1.7833 Turkish liras) (Writing by Daren Butler)

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