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tr is the website of Vatan daily. The paper and website were both launched in 2003. The founder, Zafer Mutlu, sold the company to Doğan Group in 2008. Demirören Holding, a conglomerate with many businesses in energy, mining and construction, acquired the rights of the website along with Milliyet and Vatan newspapers in 2012. The website claims to reach 640 thousand unique visitors per day.

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Demirören 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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Zafer Mutlu

Affiliated Interests Founder

Zafer Mutlu founded Vatan newspaper in 2003 and sold it to Aydın Doğan in 2008. Born in İzmir in 1956, he attended the journalism faculty of Ankara University in Journalism. Worked at many newspapers including Sabah, Dünya, and Günaydın. He held seats in the Board of Directors of Etibank and Doğan Gazetecilik A.Ş. His brother Serdar Mutlu, originally a dentist, took part in the management of Vatan and Bilgi University. Their father Latif Mutlu was the founder of Bilgi University.


Emrah Kurtoğlu

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Emrah Kurtoğlu was elected as the General Manager of Demirören media group’s Executive Board in April 2016. He’s the General Manager of Milliyet (newspaper) as well as Milliyet and Vatan's websites.


Bülent Ayanoğlu

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Born in 1963 in Denizli, Bülent Ayanoğlu graduated from Ankara University's Communications Faculty. He started work as a reporter at Türkiye in 1976 and held various editorial and managing positions until leaving to head the news deparment of TGRT TV. In 1996 he became the Assistant General Manager at TGRT and the following year at İhlas Net A.Ş., where he worked on the live news site. In 2007, he became Türkiye newspaper’s chief editor. He served as TGRT Haber TV’s General Manager between 2011 and 2013. He worked for TRT World's education deparment before becoming the Editor in Chief of Milliyet and Vatan newspapers' websites in June 2016.


İzzet Paşa Mahallesi Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi No:162 Çağlayan Şişli 34387 İstanbul, 0212 33799 99,

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