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Samanyolu Group

Samanyolu Group

Samanyolu TV channels were removed from Turksat satellite in November 2015 due to propaganda of "Gülen Terror Organization," The group's former TV channels that broadcasted in Turkey Samanyolu TV and Samanyolu Haber were competitive media outlets which usually ranked in the top ten TV channels according to viewership. Samanyolu Media Group continues its broadcast outside of Turkey.

Key facts

Business Form


Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

STV, STV Avrupa, STV Amerika, S Haber, Mehtap TV, Irmak TV, Ebru TV, Yumurcak TV, Küre TV, Hazar TV, Dünya TV

Other Radio Outlets

Burç FM, Dünya Radyo, Samanyolu Haber Radyo

Other Online Outlets,,,


Media Business

Media Business

TV broadcasting | STV, STV Avrupa, STV Amerika, S Haber, Mehtap TV, Irmak TV, Ebru TV, Yumurcak TV, Küre TV, Hazar TV, Dünya TV
Radio broadcasting | Burç FM, Dünya Radyo, Samanyolu Haber Radyo
Online |,,,

General Information

Founding Year




Tax/ ID Number

TradeRegistry No: 197531

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)


Operating Profit (in Mill. $)


Advertising (in % of total funding)



Other Influential People

Hidayet Karaca was the CEO of Samanyolu Broadcasting Group. In 2011 he was elected president of Television Audience Research Committee (TİAK). Karaca was arrested on charges of leading a terrorist group, "Fethullah Terrorist Organization" and is still in prison

Further Information


Raids on Turkish media offices condemned. World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers.

(15.12.2015) Retrieved in October 2016 from:

Meta Data

This company and its media outlets were confiscated and no information is available about the founder, shareholders or shares. As the company seized its operations the study can not rate the level of transparency. Founding year was available at the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce database. Information on Founders was not available at the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette or any other online sources. Their website ( is disabled after the terror investigation.


Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Retrieved in August 26, 2016 from

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