Korkusuz is the national daily newspaper published in Turkey, founded by Burak Akbay. It started publishing on November 29, 2014. It belonged to the Estetik Publishing until it was transferred to the BEME Media A.G in 2019.
It’s known for its loud and Kemalist critique of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AKP, along with Sözcü newspaper.
Media Companies / Groups
Estetik Yayıncılık A.Ş. (owned by BEME Media A.G.)
Owned by one company
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.
Affiliated Interests Founder
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'.
Sözcü newspaper, Korkusuz newspaper, GırGır, Sözcü TV and sozcu.com.tr transferred to Beme Media A.G, which was established in Switzerland in 2019. Burak Akbay is the member of the Board of Directors of BEME Media A.G.
Burak Akbay (the-then CEO of Estetik Publishing)
Other Important People
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