sozcu.com.tr

Daily newspaper Sözcü's website was launched in 2012 and receives high traffic. The daily, owned entirely by publisher Burak Akbay, is infamous 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

Free content

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

Ownership Structure

Owned by one company

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

2012

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 the newspaper 'Sözcü' as well as its website sozcu.com.tr. He used to be the Chair of the Board of Directors of Estetik Yayıncılık until June 2016, when he resigned. However he still appears as the publisher ('imtiyaz sahibi'). 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 the newspaper 'Sözcü' as well as its website sozcu.com.tr. He used to be the Chair of the Board of Directors of Estetik Yayıncılık until June 2016, when he resigned. However he still appears as the publisher ('imtiyaz sahibi'). 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

Mustafa Çetin

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Mustafa Çetin has been the editor in Chief of sozcu.com.tr since 2013. Previously he was the news coordinator.

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. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Sources

Retrieved August 18, 2016, from ticaretsicil.gov.tr

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