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İsmail Karahan

İsmail Karahan

İsmail Karahan is 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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Construction: Karahan İnşaat, owner and board member, Karahan Kardeşler İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti, shareholder and board member Trade: İmex Global Danışmanlık ve Dış Ticaret Ltd. Şti., board member. Marketing: Mez Taşıt Pazarlama Eğitim ve Organizasyon Lti. Şti., board member Textile: Eko Tekstil, board member Cosmetics: Bio 7 Bitkisel İlaç Kozmetik ve Gıda Takviyeleri A.Ş.

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Zekeriya Karaman, part owner, is the CEO of Mepa Medya A.Ş. and Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. and CEO of 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 chairman
Zahid Akman – owner of the Hayat Gorsel Yayincilik A.S. and the Board member

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

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Retrieved August 12, 2016, from http://www.milliyet.com.tr/Guncel/HaberDetay.aspx?aType=HaberDetayArsiv&KategoriID=24&ArticleID=993523

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