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Yıldırım Demirören

Yıldırım Demirören

Yıldırım Demirören, the son of Erdoğan Demirören, was born in 1964 in Istanbul. He was the president of Beşiktaş sports club from 2004 to 2012, and since 2012 he's the president of the Turkish Football Federation. He's one of the shareholders, and the Head of the Board of Directors, of the conglomerate 'Demirören Holding A.Ş.' which holds the majority shares of the companies that publish Milliyet, Hürriyet, Posta and Fanatik newspapers and online He's also in the board of directors of many companies owned by the Demirören Family. He attended President Erdoğan's daughter's wedding on May 2016. Yıldırım Demirören was elected as the board of chairman of Demirören Holding after his father Erdoğan Demirören passed away on June, 2018.

Yelda Demirören, the daughter of Yıldırım Demirören, and Haluk Kalyoncu (the son of Hasan Kalyoncu, the founder of the Kalyon Group) got married on April 13, 2019. President Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan were the marriage witnesses. The marriage was reported as the company marriage of Turkuvaz and Demirören Groups.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


Energy, Mining, Gas and Oil

Total Oil Türki̇ye Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇

Construction and Property Development

Kemer Yapı ve Turi̇zm Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇


Ata Eği̇ti̇m Ti̇caret Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi


Su-tur Sun Turi̇zm Sanayi̇ Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇


Demi̇rören Ağır Metal Sanayi̇ Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi̇


İstanbul Umum Si̇gorta Anoni̇m Şi̇rketi

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Meltem Oktay is the vice president of the executive board of Demirören Holding.
Erdoğan Demirören's son Fikret Tayfun Demirören is the board member

Further Information


(07.03.2014) New leaked tape reveals PM Erdoğan reducing media boss to tears over report. Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved in October 2016 from:

Data Publicly Available

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

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The websites for daily Milliyet and Vatan clearly indicate Demirören group as the owner. The names and shares of family members can be found at the Trade Registry Gazette.


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

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