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Milliyet daily's website was first set up in 1996, when the paper still belonged to the Doğan group. In 2012, Demirören Holding, a conglomerate with many businesses in energy, mining and construction, acquired the rights of the website along with Milliyet and Vatan newspapers.

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Demirören Group


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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 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.


Emrah Kurtoğlu

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Emrah Kurtoğlu was elected as the General Manager of Demirören media group’s Executive Board in April 2016. He’s the General Manager of Milliyet (newspaper) as well as Milliyet and Vatan's websites.


Bülent Ayanoğlu

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Born in 1963 in Denizli, Bülent Ayanoğlu graduated from Ankara University's Communications Faculty. He started working as a reporter for Türkiye Daily in 1976 and held various editorial and managing positions until leaving to head the news deparment of TGRT TV. In 1996, he became the Assistant General Manager at TGRT and the following year, at İhlas Net A.Ş., where he worked on the live news site. In 2007, he became Türkiye newspaper’s chief editor. He served as TGRT Haber TV’s General Manager between 2011 and 2013. He worked for TRT World's education department before becoming the Editor in Chief of Milliyet and Vatan newspapers' websites in June 2016.

He is the digital content manager of the digital publications of the Demirören Gazetecilik.


İzzetpaşa Mahallesi Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi No:162 Şişli 34387 İstanbul, 0212 337 99 99,

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