CNN Türk was founded in 1999 by Doğan Media Group and Turner International.

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Doğan Group


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According to Article 434 of Turkish Commercial Code, shareholders in corporations ('Anonim Şirket’) use their voting rights in proportion with their shares’ nominal value. Each shareholder has at least one vote, however voting rights might be limited, or given more weight with articles of association. Moreover, public companies may issue shares without voting rights according to Article 14/A of Capital Markets Law.

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Aydın Doğan

Affiliated Interests Founder

Aydın Doğan is the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding. He founded his first industrial company in 1974. He became a publisher with the acquisition of Milliyet in 1979 and later on Hürriyet in 1994. He established Aydın Doğan Foundation in 1996. He hit with a record $2.5bn tax fine, sending its shares down 20 per cent after a year-long confrontation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. After Erdoğan went online on Doğan Media's CNN Türk during the coup attempt (15 July 2015), and called the people of Turkey to the streets to resist the military, relations between the government and the company seemed to get smoother.


Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ, CEO of Doğan TV Holding and board member of Doruk Televizyon ve Radyo Yayıncılık A.Ş., DTV Haber ve Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş., Eko TV Televizyon ve Radyo Yayıncılık A.Ş., Doğan Holding A.Ş., Adilbey Holding A.Ş. She is daughter of Aydın Doğan, founder of Doğan Holding. became the CFO of Milliyet Magazine Group. She then joined Kanal D in 1996. CNN Turk was launched as a result of her negotiations with Time Warner Group. In 2005, she became the CEO of Doğan TV Holding. In 2007, she was elected as the first female President of the country’s leading business organization, TÜSİAD.


Ferhat Boratav

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Ferhat Boratav began his media career at Nokta magazine. He worked as a producer, presenter and radio journalist at the BBC World Service's Turkish Section. Boratav served as the managing editor of ATV News and then as the editor-in-chief at CNN Turk, where he currently holds the position.

Other Important People

Erdoğan Aktaş, Erdem Seçkin

Affiliated Interests other important people

Erdoğan Aktaş and Erdem Seçkin are board members


Address: Doğan TV Center 100 Yıl Mah. 34204 Bağcılar/İstanbul - Phone: 0212 413 54 49 - Website: www.

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