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Estetik Yayıncılık A.Ş. (owned by BEME Media A.G.)

Estetik publishing, which has been publishing Sözcü newspaper since 2007 and website since 2012, was sold to BEME Media AG, which was established in Switzerland in 2019. According to the Trade Registry Gazette, Burak Akbay, the owner and the-then chair of the Estetik Group, is the member of the board of Beme Media A.G.

According to the Trade Registry Gazette dated March 22, 2019, BEME Media Grup is the only owner of Estetik Publishing. Boyd Zachery Brannon is chair of the board of Beme Media A.G.



Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Joint stock company

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Sozcu Newspaper (10.51%); Açık Merk Korkusuz Gazetesi; Gırgır Dergisi

Other Online Outlets,,


General Information

Founding Year



Burak Akbay

Affiliated Interests Founder

Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Burak Akbay attended the American College of Switzerland. His first business was starting a newspaper printing press. He founded Sözcü newspaper in 2007. He owns all the shares of Estetik Yayıncılık A.Ş., the company that publishes the newspaper 'Sözcü' as well as its website Until June 2016, when he resigned, he was the Chair of the Executive Board of Estetik Yayıncılık. He's also the head of the Board of Directors of BAK Medya ve Yayıncılık Hizmetleri A.Ş. company, which was registered in the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette in July 2016 under the category 'television broadcasting'.

Sözcü newspaper, Korkusuz newspaper, GırGır, Sözcü TV and transferred to Beme Media A.G, which was established in Switzerland in 2019. Burak Akbay is the member of the Board of Directors of BEME Media A.G.


Orhantepe mah. Organgazi Cd. Çamlı Sokak no: 47 Kartal/İstanbul

Tel.: +90 212 698 60 06

Tax/ ID Number

TradeRegistry No: 303525

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)


Operating Profit (in Mill. $)


Advertising (in % of total funding)



Executive Board

Boyd Zachery Brannon

Boyd Zachery Brannon is chair of the board of Beme Media A.G.

Further Information


Data Publicly Available

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

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Burak Akbay confirmed the company, named BEME Media A.G. established in Switzerland and he said that only the company name has changed and it still belongs to him (November 2020, Medya Koridoru). However, the records indicate that BEME Media Group is the only owner of Estetik Publishing and its affiliated media outlets.


Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Retrieved in August 26, 2021

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