Takvim was founded by Dinç Bilgin in 1994. It was acquired by Turkuvaz Media Group in 2008. It is a partisan daily.
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Affiliated Interests Founder
Dinc Bilgin was a media tycoon who founded many media outlets including Sabah, Takvim, Yeni Yuzyil, Fotomac newspapers. He was also the founder of ATV, one of the leading TV stations.
Ömer Faruk Kalyoncu
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Ömer Faruk Kalyoncu is CEO of Zirve Holding, which owns Turkuvaz Medya Group. He is the son of Hasan Kalyoncu, founder of Kalyon Group. His uncle Orhan Cemal Kalyoncu is the CEO of Kalyon Group. In 2004, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the prime minister back then, was a marriage witness in his wedding. Former President Abdullah Gül and former AKP ministers Abdülkadir Aksu, Recep Akdağ, Hüseyin Çelik, Cemil Çiçek, Hilmi Güler, Zeki Ergezen, Sami Güçlü and Osman Pepe were also among guests in the wedding. Turkish Competition Board approved the sale of Sabah-ATV to Zirve Holding, owned by the Kalyon Group, which is active in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors.
Haluk Kalyoncu (the son of Hasan Kalyoncu, the founder of the Kalyon Group) and Yelda Demirören (the daughter of Yıldırım Demirören, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Demirören Holding) got married on April 13, 2019. President Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan were the marriage witnesses. The marriage was reported as the company marriage of Turkuvaz and Demirören Groups.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Ergün Diler was born in 1968. He studied journalism in Marmara University. Diler started his career in Sabah in 1990.
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Affiliated Interests other important people
Serhat Albayrak is the vice chairperson of Turkuvaz Media Group. He is the brother of former Minister of Energy Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He was a board member of Calik Holding, former owner of Sabah and ATV, until he became the CEO of Star newspaper 2006.
Cemal Kalyoncu is the Chair of Board of Directors.
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