Media Companies / Groups
Other Important People
Rıdvan Kızıltepe, Ahmet Karaoğlu, Sabit Çakar
Affiliated Interests other important people
(15.12.2015) Raids on Turkish media offices condemned. World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://blog.wan-ifra.org/2014/12/15/raids-on-turkish-media-offices-condemned
(14.12.2014) Turkish authorities target media in nationwide crackdown. Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved in October 2016 from: https://cpj.org/2014/12/turkish-authorities-target-media-in-nationwide-cra.php
(16.11.2015) Samanyolu Broadcasting Group Removed from TÜRKSAT. Bianet.
Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://bianet.org/english/media/169275-samanyolu-broadcasting-group-removed-from-turksat
(15.11.2015) Gülen-linked TV stations removed from top satellite network. Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gulen-linked-tv-stations-removed-from-top-satellite-network.aspx?pageID=238&nID=91163&NewsCatID=341
(06.02.2015) CHP applies to visit chief of Samanyolu media group. Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/chp-applies-to-visit-chief-of-samanyolu-media-group.aspx?pageID=549&nID=78019&NewsCatID=338
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. Founding year was available at the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce database. Information on Founders was not available at the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette or any other online sources. Their website (samanyolu.tv) is disabled after the terror investigation.
Sources Media Profile
Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Retrieved in August 26, 2016 from http://www.ticaretsicil.gov.tr/english/
Wikipedia. Samanyolu Yayin Grubu. Retrieved in October 2016 from: https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samanyolu_Yayın_Grubu
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.ito.org.tr/wps/portal
(26.01.2016) Hidayet Karaca ikinci kez tutuklandı. Dunya Bulteni. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.dunyabulteni.net/haberler/353136/hidayet-karaca-ikinci-kez-tutuklandi