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Mustafa Çelik

Mustafa Çelik

“Mustafa Çelik is the CEO of Beyaz Holding A.Ş., the board member of Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and vice chair of Mepa Medya A.Ş. In July 2011, he was sent to prison with Zekeriya Karaman, Zahid Akman and İsmail Karahan as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement at the Germany-based Lighthouse e.V. charity. They were released from prison on 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. His daughter who was an AKP candidate was elected as a member of the parliament in 2015.

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Construction: HKM İnşaat Ticaret, shareholder and board member Communication: Beyaz Holding A.Ş., board member and shareholder with 25%

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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.

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 on 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.

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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 in the company and they all have 25% each. According to the Trade Registry Gazette dated October 1, 2020, Zekeriya Karaman is the chair of the board of Beyaz Holding.

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