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After the 1980s, the media ownership structure changed dramatically, with businessmen from a non-journalism background acquiring key media outlets or launching new ones. Leading holdings and their most important outlets include (in alphabetical order):


Albayrak Medya Grubu

The Albayrak Group was established in 1952. Until 1982 it was active only in the construction sector. The group began publishing the daily Yeni Safak in 1995. Since 2007 it runs TVNET, a news channel.



Ciner Medya Grubu

Ciner Holding was founded in 1978 under the name Park Holding and was active in the automotive and energy sectors, among others. The Holding began to acquire a stake in the media sector in 2002. In September 2007 it founded Ciner Publishing Holding, which currently incorporates Haberturk.com, Haberturk Radyo, Haberturk TV, Ajans Haberturk and Gazete Haberturk. The holding's portfolio also contains international TV and radio channels and journals. These include Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg HT Radyo, as well as the Turkish language editions of Newsweek, FHM, Marie Claire Maison, Marie Claire, Food and Travel, GEO, and Mother and Baby.



Cukurova Holding

Cukurova is a holding founded in 1923 in Adana. It publishes the Aksam, Gunes, Tercuman and Alem newspapers and owns the Show and Sky Turk TV stations.



Dogan Media Group

Dogan Media Group was established in 1980 and is now Turkey's biggest media holding. In 1979, Aydin Dogan, founder of the holding, became the owner of Milliyet newspaper. Until the end of 2009 the Holding was run by Aydin Dogan. His daughter Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag became chairwoman in 2010.

The Group currently publishes 8 dailies: Hurriyet, Referans, Hurriyet Daily News, Milliyet, Radikal, Posta, Fanatik and Vatan. It also owns national TV channels Kanal D, Star and CNN Turk and thematic channels like Dream TV, Fenerbahce TV, Besiktas TV, Galatasaray TV, D Yesilcam, Emlak TV, Movie Smart, as well as radio stations Radyo D, CNN Turk Radyo, Slow Turk and Radyo Moda. Dogan runs its own news agency, DHA.

The media group also includes Dogan Burda Rizzoli (DBR), a joint venture with the German publishing house Burda and the Italian media corporation Rizzoli. Together they publish 22 magazines.

In 2009 the Finance Ministry levied a record fine of TL 3.76 billion ($2.53 billion) against Dogan Holding for tax irregularities between 2005 and 2007. As this coincided with a period of tense relations between Dogan Media outlets and the AKP government, speculation that the fine was politically motivated has been widespread. The relevant court cases are under way.



Dogus Yayin Grubu

Dogus Media Group started operations in 1999, subsequently acquiring the news channel NTV. In addition, the Group is working with international brands such as CNBC, NBA, Billboard, Virgin, and National Geographic.



Feza Gazetecilik Grubu

Feza Group publishes Zaman, Turkey's most circulated daily, since 1986. In 1994 the Group also began running the news agency Cihan and publishing the weekly Aksiyon. Since January 2007 Feza also publishes the English language daily Today's Zaman. Feza has a partnership agreement with Samanyolu Group. Both groups are affiliated with the Gulen movement.



Samanyolu Yayin Grubu

Samanyolu Group was founded in 1993. The group is specialized in electronic media and owns Samanyolu TV, Samanyolu Haber (News) TV, Mehtap TV and Ebru TV and radio channels Burc, Dunya and Samanyolu News Radio.



Turkuvaz Medya Grubu

The Turkuvaz Radyo Televizyon Gazetecilik ve Yayincilik Group belongs to Calik Holding. In December 2007 the group bought the Merkez Medya Group from Ciner Holding and so became the owner of the newspapers Yeni Asir (Izmir), Sabah, Takvim, Gunaydin and Pas Fotomac, the weeklies Bebegim ve Biz, Sinema, Home Art, Yeni Aktuel and Gobal Enerji, as well as the TV station ATV.


August 2010

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