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Ahmet Ertegün, best known as the co-founder and Chairperson of Atlantic Records, founded Fox News in Turkey with global media conglomerate News Corporation (News Netherlands B.V.) in 2006. News Corporation and Ahmet Ertegün signed a share purchase agreement with İhlas Yayın Holding A.Ş, a subsidiary of İhlas Group, for the sale of all the shares of Huzur Radio TV A.Ş, the broadcasting entity of TGRT, which is being used for Fox News. Fox TV is owned by the US company, 21st Century Fox. Although its ownership is overseas, the channel was included in the research data due to its high influence on public opinion and high audience shares in general.

In March 2019, the Walt Disney Company bought the Fox International. According to the Trade Registry Gazette dated 20 May 2021, Huzur Radyo TV Company now belongs to the Walt Disney. The Walt Disney company is seen as vice chair of board of directors.

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

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Ownership Structure

Owner 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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Ahmet Ertegün

Affiliated Interests Founder

Born in Istanbul in 1923, Ahmet Ertegün was a prominent Turkish-American businessperson, best known as the co-founder of Atlantic Records. Ertegün was recognized as an important producer in the music industry. In 2006, he co-founded ‘Fox News’, a television channel in Turkey with global media conglomerate News Corporation, and passed away the same year.


Jan Koeppen

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Jan Koeppen has been the President of Fox Networks Group Europe at Fox International Channels (US), Inc. since January 2016. Previously he had served as Chief Operating Officer of Europe and Asia at Twenty-First Century Fox. He's the Chair of the Board of Directors at the company that owns Fox News in Turkey.


Doğan Şentürk

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Doğan Şentürk is the head of FOX TV’s news and sports broadcasts. He has completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Relations from Istanbul University. He started his career in journalism as a reporter in Sabah in 1987 and continued as a senior reporter in the newly founded Star TV. He worked as a senior reporter for Kanal D and Kanal 6, and as a News Director for BRT and TGRT. Various officials from CHP, such as Gürsel Tekin, Barış Yarkadaş and Murat Hazinedar (the mayor of Beşiktaş Municipality), attended his father’s funeral in January 2016.


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