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Nuri Albayrak

Nuri Albayrak

Born in 1959 in Trabzon, Nuri Albayrak, brother of Ahmet and Bayram Albayrak, is a shareholder - along with his brothers - of Albayrak Yayın Holding A.Ş. which owns Yeni Şafak newspaper, seven magazines and two TV channels. He's also the Head of the Board of Directors of Tümosan Savunma Sanayi̇ A.Ş. which took a 190 million Euro tender to construct tanks for the Ministry of National Defence in 2015. He's known to have close ties with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the two attended İstanbul İmam Hatip high school together in the 70s, Erdoğan was Nuri Albayrak's daughter's wedding witness in 2002 and attended his son's engagement ceremony in 2012. Nuri Albayrak was a member of Gaziosmanpaşa Municipal Council and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipal Council from 1994 to 2004. He was the president of Istanbul Municipality Sports Club from 2002 until 2005, and then the president of Trabzonspor football club from 2005 to 2008. In the late 2000s, Güneş Albayrak Turizm, where Nuri Albayrak was the Head of the Board of Directors, took major tenders from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) and Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (İSKİ). Albayrak group is known to have close ties to the ruling AKP and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The group has taken dozens of public tenders especially since the mid 90s, some of which were subject to claims and investigations of corruption.

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Albayrak Holdi̇ng Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Farming Vehicles

Tümosan Motor ve Traktör Sanayi̇ Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇, In the Board of Directors


Naki̇l Loji̇sti̇k Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi, In the Board of Directors; Albayrak Turi̇zm Seyahat İnşaat Ti̇caret Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi, In the Board of Directors


Tümosan Döküm Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors


Tümosan Savunma Sanayi̇ Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇, Head of the Board of Directors

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Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Adem Altunsoy is Nuri Albayrak's son in law. In the late 2000s, he won various public tenders from the İstanbul Municipality and İSKİ such as the one in 2009, which was worth nearly 30 million Turkish Liras.

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

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