A US computer salesperson who supplied sensitive equipment to MTN's mobile network in Iran has been jailed for violating US economic sanctions.
According to an online profile of a man stating that he works for MTN Irancell as an IT operator, his employer, Patco, is MTN Irancell's IT partner.
Although MTN has been involved in court battles after allegations of corruption surfaced, its share prices hasn't plummeted and profits are certain.
The person who leaked the MTN and Turkcell memos has to face the possibility of being implicated in the bribery of Iran government officials' claims.
Cellphone giant MTN has sought advice in the wake of sanctions by the United States against companies that aid human rights abuses.
Turkcell's internal strife has the potential to play into the hands of South African cellphone giant MTN, which is tied to its corruption case.
Inside information from a whistle-blower has played into the hands of Turkcell's long-running legal battle with Iran and MTN.
A lawsuit filed by Turkcell over a licence in Iran has implicated MTN executives and state officials in an explosive bribery and weapons scandal.