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Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş.

Yeni Pasifik İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., the company formerly owned by Zahid Akman, changed its name to Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. in 2008. The group's capital is 30 million liras. The change of the name came after the Lighthouse (Deniz Feneri) corruption scandal. The Lighthouse e.V. case was one of the biggest embezzlement cases in Germany, involving the transfer of at least 17 million euros of charitable donations collected from Turks in Germany to Turkey for commercial activities. The rest of the 41 million euros collected in total was spent for other purposes. German Prosecutor Kerstin Lötz and Frankfurt High State Court President Johann Müller have repeatedly asserted that officials in Turkey were complicit in the affair. The CHP, the main opposition party of the Republic of Turkey, submitted 14 dossiers about a charity scandal in Germany to the Ankara-based prosecutor assigned to the case, claiming that Zekeriya Karaman, Zahid Akman and their friends, as well as President Erdoğan were involved in the case.

According to the Trade Registry Gazette dated October 8, 2019, the chair of the board of directors of Hayat Visual Publishing Inc. is Zekeriya Karaman.

According to the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette, Zekeriya Karaman, Mustafa Çelik, İsmail Karahan and Aykut Zahid Akman sit on the company's board of directors. The same names are also on the board of Beyaz Holding. The last updated version of minutes of general meeting of Beyaz Holding regarding the shareholder structure belongs to the year of 2016, which indicates that all shareholders, i.e., Zekeriya Karaman, Mustafa Çelik, İsmail Karahan and Aykut Zahid Akman have equal shares and each one of them has 25 percent. According to the Trade Registry Gazette dated October 1, 2020, Zekeriya Karaman is the chair of the board of Beyaz Holding.

Since 2004, the public tenders for the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Lifelong Learning Centre (İSMEK), which is claimed to be closed, have been given to companies affiliated with Beyaz Holding. The total cost of these tenders to İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality in the last eight years has been 1 billion 123 million TRY

According to the records of the Trade Registry Gazette, the capital of the Holding continues to increase.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Joint stock company

Ownership

Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

Kanal 7 (3.81%), Kanal 7 Avrupa, Ülke TV, Ülke Haber

Other Radio Outlets

Radyo 7 (6.40%)

Other Online Outlets

www.haber7.com, www.izle7.com

Facts

Media Business

Media Business

Media marketing | Mepa Media A.Ş.
TV broadcasting | Kanal 7, Kanal 7 Avrupa, Ulke TV, Ulke Haber
Radio broadcasting | Radyo 7
Online| www.haber7.com, www.izle7.com

General Information

Founder

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Contact

Address: Orta Mah. Anıt Sk. No:2 İç kapı no:1 Bayrampaşa / İstanbul 

Tax/ ID Number

Trade Registry No: 650809

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

MD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

MD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

MD

Management

Executive Board

Zekeriya Karaman, is the chair of Mepa Medya A.Ş., Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and Beyaz Holding A.Ş. He was the co-founder and board member of Yeni Dünya İletişim A.Ş. (Kanal 7). In July 2011, he was sent to prison with İsmail Karahan, Zahid Akman and Mustafa Çelik as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement at the Germany-based Lighthouse e.V. charity. They were released from prison in October 2011. He was accused of forging documents, fraud and buying Kanal 7 shares with charity money. In 2015, charges were dropped due to acquittals against them. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was a marriage witness at his son's wedding in 2016.

Mustafa Çelik – Vice chair person of Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık

Zahid Akman – Board member of Hayat Gorsel Yayincilik

İsmail Karahan – shareholder of Hayat Gorsel Yayincisi A.S., a board member of Mepa Medya A.Ş., Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and Beyaz Holding A.Ş. He studied business management at Istanbul University. He worked as a manager in steel industry and clothing sector in 1986-1987. In 1994, he was the co-founder and board member of Yeni Dünya İletişim A.Ş. (Kanal 7). In July 2011, he was sent to prison with Zekeriya Karaman, Zahid Akman and Mustafa Çelik as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement at the Germany-based Lighthouse e.V. charity. They were released from prison in October 2011. He was accused of forging documents, fraud and buying Kanal 7 shares with charity money. In 2015, charges were dropped due to acquittals against them.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

There is no official website of the company. It was not possible to obtain any information about the management and shareholder structure or number of employees through internet sources. Information about shareholder structure and executive board were provided through Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette had no information about the founder of the company.

Zekeriya Karaman, İsmail Karahan and Mustafa Çelik, Zahid Akman are the chairs of Kanal 7, haber7.com and radio 7 media portals. In the data of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, it is seen that many of the companies owned by these names are the same.

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