Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Burak Akbay attended the American College of Switzerland. His first business was starting a newspaper printing press. 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's also the 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'.
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Burak Akbay's father, Ertuğrul Akbay, was a journalist.
(14.07.2016) SÖZCÜ medyada en çok vergi veren ikinci gazete oldu. Sozcu. Retrieved in October 2016 from: http://www.sozcu.com.tr/2016/ekonomi/sozcu-medyada-en-cok-vergi-veren-ikinci-gazete-oldu-1313168/
The newspaper's website lists the name of the company and owner Burak Akbay. His shares (100%) can be found using the Trade Registry Gazette.
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/
Burak Akbay Kimdir ve Gorevi Nedir? Cevapsepeti. Retrieved in October 2016 from: https://www.cevapsepeti.com/burak-akbay-kimdir-ve-gorevi-nedir/
Official website of Burak Akbay Retrieved on August 26, 2016, from www.burakakbay.com