Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş.

Yeni Pasifik İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., formerly owned by Zahid Akman, the company name changed to Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. in 2008. The group's capital is 30 million liras. The change of the name came after the Lighthouse (Deniz Feneri) corruption scandal. The Lighthouse e.V. case was one of the biggest embezzlement cases in Germany, involving the transfer of at least 17 million euros of charitable donations collected from Turks in Germany to Turkey for commercial activities. The rest of the 41 million euros collected in total was spent for other purposes. German Prosecutor Kerstin Lötz and Frankfurt High State Court President Johann Müller have repeatedly asserted that officials in Turkey were complicit in the affair. Turkish opposition party officials have submitted 14 dossiers about a charity scandal in Germany to the Ankara-based prosecutor assigned to the case, claiming that Zekeriya Karaman, Zahid Akman and their friends, as well as President Erdoğan were involved in the case.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Joint stock company

Ownership

Individual Owner

Zekeriya Karaman

Zekeriya Karaman is the CEO of Mepa Medya A.Ş. and Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and CEO of Beyaz Holding A.Ş. He was the co-founder and board member of Yeni Dünya İletişim A.Ş. (Kanal 7). In July 2011, he was sent to prison with İsmail Karahan, Zahid Akman and Mustafa Çelik as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement at the Germany-based Lighthouse e.V. charity. They were released from prison in October 2011. He was accused of forging documents, fraud and buying Kanal 7 shares with charity money. In 2015, charges were dropped due to acquittals against them. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was a marriage witness at his son's wedding in 2016.

35.3%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

Kanal 7 (4.25%), Kanal 7 Avrupa, Ülke TV, Ülke Haber

Other Radio Outlets

Radyo 7 (2.89%)

Other Online Outlets

www.haber7.com (6%), www.izle7.com

Facts

Media Business

Media Business

Media planning | Mepa Media A.Ş.
TV broadcasting | Kanal 7, Kanal 7 Avrupa, Ulke TV, Ulke Haber
Radio broadcasting | Radyo 7
Online| www.haber7.com, www.izle7.com

General Information

Founder

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Contact

Address: Otakçılar Caddesi No:78 34030 Eyüp / İstanbul

Phone: 0212 437 80 80

Tax/ ID Number

Trade Registry No: 650809

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Executive Board + Interests Executive Board

Zekeriya Karaman, part owner, is the CEO of Mepa Medya A.Ş. and Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and CEO of Beyaz Holding A.Ş. He was the co-founder and board member of Yeni Dünya İletişim A.Ş. (Kanal 7). In July 2011, he was sent to prison with İsmail Karahan, Zahid Akman and Mustafa Çelik as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement at the Germany-based Lighthouse e.V. charity. They were released from prison in October 2011. He was accused of forging documents, fraud and buying Kanal 7 shares with charity money. In 2015, charges were dropped due to acquittals against them. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was a marriage witness at his son's wedding in 2016.
Mustafa Çelik – Vice chairman
Zahid Akman – owner of the Hayat Gorsel Yayincilik A.S. and the Board member
İsmail Karahan – part owner of Hayat Gorsel Yayincisi A.S., a board member of Mepa Medya A.Ş., Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and Beyaz Holding A.Ş. He studied business management at Istanbul University. He worked as a manager in steel industry and clothing sector in 1986-1987. In 1994, he was the co-founder and board member of Yeni Dünya İletişim A.Ş. (Kanal 7). In July 2011, he was sent to prison with Zekeriya Karaman, Zahid Akman and Mustafa Çelik as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement at the Germany-based Lighthouse e.V. charity. They were released from prison on October 2011. He was accused of forging documents, fraud and buying Kanal 7 shares with charity money. In 2015, charges were dropped due to acquittals against them.

Further Information

Headlines

Aydın Doğan'dan Adil Bey Holding'e Hisse Satışı.

(17.10.2002) Bigpara Hurriyet. Retrieved in October 2016 from

http://www.bigpara.com/haberler/ekonomi-haberleri/aydin-dogan-dan-adilbey-holding-e-hisse-satisi_ID431348/

Data Publicly Available

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

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There is no official website of the company. It was not possible to obtain any information about the management and shareholder structure or number of employees through internet sources. Information about shareholder structure and executive board were provided through Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette had no information about the founder of the company.

Sources

(24.09.2008) Milli Görüş'ün gözdesi: Karaman. T24. Retrieved on August 26, 2016 from

http://t24.com.tr/haber/milli-gorusun-gozdesi-karaman,8691

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