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Yıldırım Demirören

Yıldırım Demirören

Yıldırım Demirören, was born in 1964 in Istanbul. He was the president of Beşiktaş sport club from 2004 to 2012, and since 2012 he's the president of the Turkish Football Federation. Since his father’s death on June 8th, 2018, he is the chairman of the executive board 'Demirören Holding A.Ş.' which holds the majority shares of the companies that publish Milliyet,Vatan, Hürriyet, Posta and Fanatik newspapers. He's also in the board of directors of many companies owned by the Demirören Family. He attended President Erdoğan's daughter's wedding in May 2016.

The recordings of alleged phone conversations between Erdoğan Demirören and then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were leaked in May 2014, in which the Prime Minister scolds Demirören for a news story, asking for those responsible to be fired, and Demirören is heard crying. He attended President Erdoğan's daughter's wedding in May 2016.

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Energy, Mining, Gas and Oil

Total Oil Türki̇ye Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇

Construction and Property Development

Kemer Yapı ve Turi̇zm Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇


Ata Eği̇ti̇m Ti̇caret Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi


Su-tur Sun Turi̇zm Sanayi̇ Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇


Demi̇rören Ağır Metal Sanayi̇ Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇


İstanbul Umum Si̇gorta Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi

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(07.03.2014) New leaked tape reveals PM Erdoğan reducing media boss to tears over report. Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved in October 2016 from:

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

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The websites for daily Milliyet and Vatan clearly indicate Demirören group as the owner. The names and shares of family members can be found at the Trade Registry Gazette.


Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Retrieved in August 26, 2016 from

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