NTV was the first 24-hour news TV channel when it was founded by Cavit Çağlar in 1996. It was bought by Doğuş Group in 1999.
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Born in Komotini, Greece in 1944, Cavit Çağlar is a businessman and politician. His textile business grew in the late 70s, he made real estate investments and became the president of Bursaspor in the 80s. Known to be very close to Süleyman Demirel and his party DYP, Çağlar became a Parliament Member in 1987, 1991 and 1995. He was also a Minister of the Treasury twice in the 90s. In 1996 he founded NTV, the first news television channel of Turkey, and sold it to Doğuş Holding in 1999. He was caught and arrested in the United States as part of his debts and financial involvements with various banks in April 2001 and was imprisoned until February 2002. He still owns Olay media group that has a local tv channel, newspaper and radio station.
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A graduate of METU from department of Business Administration, he received his MA in Economics from University of Miami. He joined Doğuş Group in 1994. After serving as the Executive VP responsible for Treasury, Operations and Foreign Relations at Garanti Bank, he was assigned as the General Manager of Körfezbank in 1998.Akhan was a board member of Doğuş Holding and CFO during 2001-2005. He is the CEO of Doğuş Holding.
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Nermin Yurteri is the editor in chief of NTV and the manager of radio broadcasts and programming. She entered NTV as a reporter, worked in the Ankara bureau for many years, and rose to the News Coordinator seat. In leaked phone conversations attributed to her in March 2014, she’s heard having a conversation with then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Chief Advisor Yalçın Akdoğan. Akdoğan pressures her to have pro-government guests on air among various other editorial interferences.
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Nafiz Karadere is a graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations. Karadere was appointed to his current position on May 1, 1999, as well as Garanti Bank SA (Romania), Garanti Payment Systems Inc., Garanti Konut Finansmanı Danışmanlık Hiz. , Garanti Pension and Life, Garanti Information Technology and Trade. T.A.Ş, T. Garanti Bankası A.Ş. Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Protection of Civil Servants and Foundations, Vice President of WWF-Association for the Protection of Natural Life; (SALT) Chairman of the Board of Directors. Having 34 years of experience in banking and business administration, Karadere was in charge of Marketing for Small and Medium Enterprises. Karadere became the CEO of Doğuş Media Group on December 5, 2018.
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