KRAL FM is the most popular radio station in Turkey. It was founded in 1992 and acquired by Doğuş media group, along with KRAL TV, in 2008.
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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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Cem Uzan, born in 1960, is a businessman and politician known for cofounding the first private television channel in Turkey and for his subsequent foray into politics. Uzan’s father made his fortune in the construction industry. Over the years the family’s various business holdings grew came to include a soccer team, several media outlets and banks, along with other assets in construction, energy and finance. Cem Uzan played an active role in the family businesses and in 2002 founded Genç Parti (GP; Young Party). Uzan and his family also became infamous for being involved in many lawsuits: In 2003, after a scandal related to a family owned bank, the Turkish government seized many of Uzans’ companies, including Telsim, to collect the family’s debt. In 2009 Uzan fled Turkey and claimed political asylum from France after new charges of fraud, forgery, embezzlement and other crimes were leveled against him in regard to his business dealings. In 2010 he was sentenced to 23 years in jail, later some charges were dropped.
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A graduate of Anadolu University's Faculty of Business and Administrative Sciences, Şadan Gürtaş joined Doğuş Group in 1968. He is on the Board of Directors of Doğuş's construction firm (Doğuş İnşaat) as well as others in Doğuş Holding, where he's also worked as a manager in the past. He's the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the conglomerate's media companies that own NTV and Kral FM.
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Born in 1982 in Sakarya, Melis Akçay started working at a local radio in 2001. She started working at Kral FM as a morning producer, then became the music director and is now heading the radio station.
Ahi Evran Cad. No:4 Maslak Sarıyer İstanbul, 0212 335 00 00, www.kralmuzik.com.tr/radyo/kral-fm
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Since Doğuş Group updates its website regularly, data collection on the media outlet was not problematic. Information on the number of employees and the annual financial reports are made available on their website. Besides, Turkish Trade Registry Gazette provided detailed shareholder structure. Detailed information on the finances and ownership can easily be found on their official website, because the group owns publicly traded companies.
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(11.11.2015) KRAL FM YAYIN YÖNETMENİ AKÇAY İLE ÖZEL RÖPORTAJ. Aktuel Yasam. Retrieved on August 26, 2016, from http://www.yasamaktuel.com/kral-fm-yayin-yonetmeni-akcay-ile-ozel-roportaj-178.html
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