Media Companies / Groups
Koza İpek Group
Affiliated Interests Founder
CEO of Koza Ipek Conglomorate. The group famously backed the AKP government until a rift in 2013 when the AKP government and former ministers were accused of corruption. Following a court order, the company on 26 October 2015 was placed under a panel of trustees that includes former managers from pro-government Turkuvaz Media Group.
(28.10.2015) Turkish police raid Istanbul media group Koza-Ipek. BBC News. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34656901
(28.10.2015) Turkish police raid critical media HQ, shut down live broadcast. Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-police-raid-critical-media-hq-shut-down-live-broadcast.aspx?pageID=238&nID=90429&NewsCatID=341
(1.09.2015) Turkish police raid media group over 'terrorist financing'. Euronews. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.euronews.com/2015/09/01/turkish-police-raid-media-group-over-terrorist-financing
(01.03.2016) Turkey closes media outlets seized from Gulen-linked owner. Reuters. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-media-gulen-idUSKCN0W34ML
(28.10.2015) Turkey: Riot police storm opposition media group Koza Ipek in Istanbul ahead of key elections. International Business Times. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/turkey-riot-police-storm-opposition-media-group-koza-ipek-istanbul-ahead-key-elections-1526034
(27.10.2015) Turkey extends clampdown on media. Financial Times. Retrieved in October 2016 from: https://www.ft.com/content/4e95eed6-7cb6-11e5-98fb-5a6d4728f74e
(28.10.2015) Police Break into İpek Media. Bianet. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://bianet.org/english/media/168710-police-break-into-ipek-media
This company and its media outlets were confiscated and no information is available about the founder, shareholders or shares. As the company seized its operations the study can not rate the level of transparency.
Sources Media Profile
(28.10.2015) 10 soruda Koza İpek Grubu operasyonu. Hurriyet. Retrieved in October 15, 2016, from http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/10-soruda-koza-ipek-holding-operasyonu-40007168
(1.03.2016) İpek Medya Grubu'na kilit vuruldu. Deutsche Welle Turkey. Retrieved in October 15, 2016, from http://www.dw.com/tr/ipek-medya-grubuna-kilit-vuruldu/a-19083779
Official Website of Koza Ipek Group. Retrieved in October 2016 from: https://akinipek.co.uk/koza-ipek-holding/