Sözcü

 Founded in June 2007 by Burak Akbay, daily newspaper Sözcü is one of the best selling newspapers in Turkey. It’s known for its loud and Kemalist critique of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AK Parti.

Key facts

Audience Share

10

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Paid

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

Estetik Yayıncılık A.Ş.

Ownership

Voting Rights

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.

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2007

Founder

Burak Akbay

Affiliated Interests Founder

Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Burak Akbay attended the American College of Switzerland. He founded Sözcü newspaper in 2007. He owns all the shares of Estetik Yayıncılık A.Ş., the company that publishes 'Sözcü', as well as its website, sozcu.com.tr. He was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Estetik Yayıncılık until June 2016. However, he still appears as the publisher. He's also head of the Board of Directors of "BAK Medya ve Yayıncılık Hizmetleri A.Ş." company, which was registered in the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette in July 2016 under the category 'television broadcasting'.

Ceo

Burak Akbay

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Burak Akbay attended the American College of Switzerland. He founded Sözcü newspaper in 2007. He owns all the shares of Estetik Yayıncılık A.Ş., the company that publishes 'Sözcü', as well as its website, sozcu.com.tr. He was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Estetik Yayıncılık until June 2016. However, he still appears as the publisher. He's also head of the Board of Directors of "BAK Medya ve Yayıncılık Hizmetleri A.Ş." company, which was registered in the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette in July 2016 under the category 'television broadcasting'.

Editor-In-Chief

Metin Yılmaz

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Metin Yılmaz is the Editor in Chief of Sözcü newspaper. He started his career at Günaydın daily and held various positions at many newspapers including Son Havadis, Tan, Sabah, Meydan, Bugün, Gözcü, Dost, Akşam, Yeniçağ and Tercüman.

Contact

Halkalı Merkez Mah. Abay Cad. Atlas Sokak, Atlas İş Merkezi, A Blok, No: 6-8/4, Halkalı-Küçükçekmece, İstanbul. 0212 698 10 44, sozcu.com.tr

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

5 Mio. USD / 15 Mio. TL

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

MD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

MD

Market Share

MD

Further Information

Sources

(23.07.2010) Sözcü'nün başarısının arkasında ne var? Gazetciler. Retrieved on August 23, 2016, from http://www.gazeteciler.com/roportaj/sozcunun-basarisinin-arkasinda-ne-var-18536h.html

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