Milliyet daily newspaper was founded by veteran journalist and publisher Ali Naci Karacan (1896-1955). The first issue was printed on the 3rd of May in 1950. After Ali Naci Karacan's death his son Ercüment took over and in 1955 sold the newspaper to Aydın Doğan. In 2011 it was acquired by the Demirören and Karacan groups together. Demirören, a conglomerate with many businesses in energy, mining and construction, acquired all shares in 2012. It had no Editor in Chief since Fikret Bila, who had been working at the paper for more than 30 years, resigned in June 2016. On March 3, 2017, Mete Belovacıklı has assigned as editor in chief to Milliyet.
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Ali Naci Karacan
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Milliyet Daily was founded by veteran journalist and publisher Ali Naci Karacan (1896-1955). He was among the founders of Akşam in 1918 and founded İkdam, Tan, Politika, İnkılâp and Bugün newspapers. Milliyet was the last newspaper he founded, it was published first in 1950. His son Ercüment Karacan took over when he passed away in 1955 and sold the newspaper in 1979. Ali Naci Karacan's family is still in the publishing industry. In 2011 it was acquired by the Demirören and Karacan groups together. Demirören, a major business group with many businesses in energy, mining and construction, acquired all shares in 2012.
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He was born in 1964 in Elazığ.He was graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Anadolu University. Later he continued his education in Political Science at Preston University and in law at European University. He began his proffesion in TGRT channel and worked as editor, local news director. He worked as vice chairman at TGRT and Ihlas Holding. In 2010, he began to work as principal consultant at Demirören Conglomerate for two years. He also sits on the Board of Directors and he is CEO of Demirören Grup since April 2016.
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Mete Belovacıklı, who was the editorial coordinator of Milliyet prior to his appointment as the editor-in-chief of the daily, was born in Ankara in 1962. He is a graduate of the Economics Department of Hacettepe University, who started his career in journalism in 1985 at the Turk News Agency. The same year he went on to work as a reporter at Milliyet, which was under Dogan Media then. He took part in the foundation of CNN Türk TV Channel in 1999 and served as News Chief and Ankara Representative for the same channel and as an Ankara Representative of Posta Daily - all outlets that are still under Dogan. Belovacıklı also prepared and presented news and discussion programs on TV channels such as TRT1, TRT Türk and TV8. He formerly served as an editor-in-chief of The New Anatolian Daily and ATA TV.
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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.
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