Founded in 1918 by Necmettin Sadak, Akşam daily was owened by the Çukurova Medya Group from 1997 to 2013. It was sold to Ethem Sancak in 2013.
Zeki Yeşildağ purchased “Es Yayıncılık” and its all media assets including three TV channels, three newspapers and their connected web-sites as well as two radio stations on August 16, 2017. Akşam daily now belongs to Zeki Yeşildağ's company called Türk Medya as "T Medya Yatırım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş"
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Türk Medya Group
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Necmettin Sadak, Kazım Şinasi Dersan, Falih Rıfkı Atay, Ali Naci Karacan
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Necmettin Sadak founded Akşam daily in 1918.
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Zeki Yeşildağ (born in 1961 in Rize) has various companies dealing with construction and food business since the 1990ies – and he also has recently purchased a media company. Since 1989, he has been in politics, e.g. as a member of the AKP's board of directors and city council in İstanbul. He is a graduate of the Zürich Kaufmenischelem Institut, majoring in Business. He is the chairman of the executive board of Türk Medya. In 2017, Zeki Yeşildağ purchased “Es Yayıncılık” and its all media assets including three TV channels, three newspapers, and their connected web-sites as well as two radio stations, owned by Ethem Sancak. The firm's capital is now 19 million 40 thousand Turkish liras. According to Trade Registry Gazette published on October 30, 2017, Zeki Yeşildağ is only owner of the company. In addition to his investments in media sector, according to Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, he is a partner of Burak Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi and member of the board of directors at Kased Enerji Anonim Şirketi.
The media outlets of Es Yayıncılık has been previously following the rhetoric of and political line the ruling party AKP. The media group, for example, stated that they are one of the cornerstones of the "New Turkey", a rhetoric used by Erdoğan to define the vision of a new country with immense power and democracy. The sale did not change its stance toward to government.
The brother of Zeki Yeşildağ, Hasan Yeşildağ is known with his close ties with Erdoğan. Based on the book, "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Bir Liderin Doğuşu" by Hüseyin Besli, AKP's 22nd term parliament, Hasan Yeşildağ is said to have committed a crime on purpose, just to be jailed for four months in order to protect Erdoğan in prison.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Mustafa Kartoğlu was graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Communication in 1990. After working as a corporate press consultant for a while, he worked at Akşam, Yeni Şafak and STAR newspapers. Before he became editor-in-chief of Akşam, he was the Ankara representative of Star newspaper. He started to work as editor-in-chief of Akşam on December 31, 2018.
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Hasan Yeşildağ, brother of Zeki Yeşildağ, is known with his close ties with Erdoğan. Based on the book, "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Bir Liderin Doğuşu" by Hüseyin Besli, AKP's 22nd term parliament, Hasan Yeşildağ is said to have committed a crime on purpose, just to be jailed for four months in order to protect Erdoğan in prison.
Atatürk Mahallesi Bahariye Caddesi No: 31
Küçükçekmece 34679 - İstanbul.
0212 478 52 00
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According to Trade Registry Gazette on October 30, 2017, Zeki Yeşildağ is the only owner of the "ES Medya Yayıncılık ve Medya Yatırım Hizmetleri" which is now known as "T Medya Yatırım San. ve Tic. A.Ş.