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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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Demirören Group


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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

Affiliated Interests Founder

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 chairperson 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 was hit by a record $2.5bn tax fine, sending its shares down 20 percent after a year-long confrontation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


Tevfik Kınık

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Tevfik Kınık was born in 1977 in Bingöl. He is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. In 1999, he became an assistant specialist at the capital markets board (CMB). After leaving the CMB Vice-President position in 2016, he moved to the private sector and worked for Aktif Bank, a part of Çalık Group.

Kınık became the CEO of Demirören Holding in 2019.


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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