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Kanal D was founded by Ayhan Şahenk and Aydın Doğan in 1993. Kanal D Euro (Euro D) was launched in 1996. Kanal D Romania started running in 2007. Demirören Grup purchased Kanal D, along with the other media assets of the Doğan Media Group on March 21, 2018.

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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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Ayhan Şahenk, Aydın Doğan

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Ayhan Şahenk: He founded Dogus Holding in 1975 which operates in finance, automotive, construction, media, tourism, energy, real estate, food and retail sectors. Şahenk became a shareholder with Aydın Doğan for DTV Haber ve Görsel Yayıncılık (Kanal D) in 1993. He transfered his shares to Doğan Group in 1995. Aydın Doğan: He 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 on Hürriyet in 1994. He established Aydın Doğan Foundation in 1996. He hit with a record $2.5bn tax fine, sending its shares down 20 per cent after a year-long confrontation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


Mehmet Soysal

Affiliated Interests Ceo

He was born in 1964 in Elazığ.He was graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Anadolu University. Later he continued his education in Political Science at Preston University and in law at European University. He began his proffesion in TGRT channel and worked as editor, local news director. He worked as vice chairman at TGRT and Ihlas Holding. In 2010, he began to work as principal consultant at Demirören Conglomerate for two years. He also sits on the Board of Directors and he is CEO of Demirören Grup since April 2016.


Ömer Faruk Doğan

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Ömer Faruk Doğan is managing director at Kanal D.


Address:Demirören Medya Center 100. Yıl Mah. 2264 Sok. No:1 34218 Bağcılar/İstanbul Website:

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