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CNN Türk Radyo

CNN Türk Radio radio arm of CNN Türk, was launched in 2011 by Doğan Group. It was sold to Demirören Group on March 21, 2018.

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Demirören Group


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Owned by one company

Voting Rights

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.

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Aydın Doğan

Affiliated Interests Founder

Aydın Doğan is the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding. He founded his first industrial company in 1974. He became a publisher with the acquisition of Milliyet in 1979 and later of Hürriyet in 1994. He established Aydın Doğan Foundation in 1996. He was hit with a record $2.5bn tax fine, slashing its shares down 20 percent after a year-long confrontation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. After Erdoğan went online on Doğan Media's CNN Türk during the coup attempt (15 July 2015) and called the people of Turkey to the streets to resist the military, relations between the government and the company seemed to get smoother.


Yıldırım Demirören

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Yıldırım Demirören, the son of Erdoğan Demirören, was born in 1964 in Istanbul. He was the president of Beşiktaş sports club from 2004 to 2012, and since 2012 he's the president of the Turkish Football Federation. He's one of the shareholders, and the Head of the Board of Directors, of the conglomerate 'Demirören Holding A.Ş.' which holds the majority shares of the companies that publish Milliyet, Hürriyet, Posta and Fanatik newspapers and online He's also in the board of directors of many companies owned by the Demirören Family. He attended President Erdoğan's daughter's wedding on May 2016. Yıldırım Demirören was elected as the board of chairman of Demirören Holding after his father Erdoğan Demirören passed away on June, 2018.

Yelda Demirören (the daughter of Yıldırım Demirören, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Demirören Holding) and Haluk Kalyoncu (the son of Hasan Kalyoncu, the founder of the Kalyon Group) got married on April 13, 2019. President Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan were the marriage witnesses. The marriage was reported as the company marriage of Turkuvaz and Demirören Groups.


Şafak Ongan

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Şafak Ongan was born in 1972 in İstanbul. He graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 1995. With the establishment of CNN TÜRK, he started to work as a producer in the Program Department. He became editor in chief of CNNTÜRK and other radio outlets of the Doğan group which now belongs to Demirören Gruop in November 2015.

Other Important People

Meltem Oktay, Fikret Tayfun Demiören

Affiliated Interests other important people

Meltem Oktay, the daughter of Erdoğan Demirören, is one of the shareholders of the conglomerate 'Demirören Holding A.Ş.' which holds the majority shares of the companies that publish Hürriyet, Milliyet, and Posta newspapers and online She sits on the Board of Directors in many of the firms owned by the group, including Total Oil.
Fikret Tayfun Demirören, the son of Erdoğan Demirören, has a degree in Finance from Bilkent University. He's one of the shareholders of the conglomerate 'Demirören Holding A.Ş.' that holds the majority shares of both companies that publish Hürriyet, Milliyet, and Posta newspapers and He sits on the boards of many companies owned by the group such as Total Oil. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then Prime Minister, was the witness at his wedding in 2003. Tayfun attended President Erdoğan's daughter's wedding in May 2016


Demirören Medya Center 100. Yıl Mah. 2264 Sok. No:1 34218 Bağcılar / İstanbul
0 (212) 317 48 57

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