An update on media ownership map of Turkey

This report is an update of earlier reports, published by TESEV, a think-tank based in Istanbul.

(I thank Dr.Ceren Sözeri, Galatasaray University, Faculty of Communication, for allowing me to share it with my readers. This is an utterly valuable piece of work.)

For a long time, owning a media company means much more than having an interest in the media sector. In the post-1980 period, with the entry of new investors from other industries resulted in a highly concentrated market structure in all fields of the media through vertical and horizontal mergers. Even though the ownership of some media groups have changed due to financial crisis in 2001, shares of the advertising pie has remained the same. Despite, we cannot claim that media is a profitable field for the investors. We have argued in our report, which was based on the data we have collected on 2011(–a-sectoral-analysis/Content/407.html), that many of media outlets cannot generate optimal advertising revenues and therefore operate in the red. Accordingly, some media owners noted in their statements to the Parliamentary Coup and Memorandum Investigation Commission that they felt obliged to enter the media sector at the request and/or pressure of some politicians and had to expand through cross-ownership like buying TV in order to reduce their deficits. It can be argued that same kind of demands have been maintained until this day only by looking at frequently change in ownership of some media outlets by the business groups closer to the governing party.

On the other hand, despite of the fact that it does not appear to be a profitable market, the significant role that media ownership plays in their relationship with the government can be figured at the public tenders they secured. It should also be added that the ban on media conglomerates’ bidding in public tenders was removed in 2001 –which will cause a problem during the EU access process again in the near future. Although, one of the big media owners pointed out that the huge portion of the state investment in economy obliges businessmen to collaborate with the state regardless of joining a public tender, their investments points the exact opposite.

The four big media groups dominating the sector, after the seizure the media companies of Çukurova Group by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (“Tasarruf Mevduatı Sigorta Fonu -TMSF), also invested in other sectors such as energy, mining, finance and construction; and each of them has at least one hydroelectric plant.

Çalık Group which has close ties to the government, such as the chairman of the board being the son-in-law of the prime minister, owns electricity distribution tender in some cities like Samsun, Ordu, Çorum, Amasya ve Sinop. The biggest group, Doğan Group has operated oil/gas exploration in Kurdish Autonomy in Iraq. The oil/gas exploration of Çalık Group is in Samsun-Adana/Ceyhan regions in Turkey. Ciner Group and Koza İpek Group have focused on the mining sector. Ciner Group has maintained its mining and fossil fuel plant operations in the cities of Siirt, Gaziantep and Silopi. The biggest investment of Koza İpek Group is Ovacık Goldmine Company. Çalık Group has also gold mine investments. The newest media group, Demirören Group who entered the market after the acquisition of two significant newspapers, Milliyet and Vatan, from the Doğan Group appears to be interested in the investments in geothermal energy and mining industries as of yet.

These media groups have also run the operations in large construction projects owned by the state besides their private investments. Doğuş Group undertook some parts of metro project of Istanbul in addition to a few highway constructions. Ciner Group has focused on highway and airport constructions and infrastructure operations. The biggest investment of Albayrak Group is the metro of Istanbul. Çalık Group runs the urban gentrification projects at the centre of Istanbul: Tarlabaşı, Fener-Balat, Ayvansaray. İhlas Group, which recently shifted its editorial policy towards a pro-government stance, released a new urban gentrification project in Gaziosmanpaşa, İstanbul last week.

Harbour construction and management is yet another popular sector among media owners. Recently, Doğuş Group won the public tender of Galataport and Fettah Tamince who is one of the partners of Star Media Group won Haliçport, both will be the biggest harbour projects in Istanbul. Similarly, Ciner Group is managing Hopa Harbour while Albayrak Group is operating Trabzon Harbour in the Black Sea region.

Besides, Doğuş Group has one of the biggest banks in Turkey and Çalık Group is operating also in the finance area –the ban of operating in finance sector for the broadcasters was removed in the last radio and TV regulation (law no.6112).

As a researcher who has been observing these investments for a long time, it is interesting to notice the increasing the public tenders of pro-government media in urban and municipal services. Çalık Group, for instance, held electronic fee collection service in the cities and towns: Bursa, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Sakarya, Tokat, Kütahya, Düzce, Bitlis, Konuralp, Çankırı, Anamur, Edremit, Kahta, Akçakoca, Simav, Bitlis, Aksaray ve Fethiye; while Albayrak Group is operating waste collection in the cities of İstanbul, Ankara, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep and Kocaeli and meter reading services in İstanbul, Ankara and Trabzon.

As a conclusion, it can be said that the media owners are increasingly winning the important public tenders in proportion to their sizes, and the role of their media operations during this process cannot be underestimated. It also explains why the media owners please the government at every possible occasion and why self-censorship is so widespread in the media during the Gezi protests, for instance. The table below summarises all the investments of big media groups in each sector. The data for this table is derived from publicly available information. You can compare these information with its 2011 (–a-sectoral-analysis/Content/407.html) and 2012 (–the-political,-legal-and-economic-constraints-on-independent-media-and-freedom-/Content/321.html) versions in the appendix tables of the reports.

Maybe it can be asked whether the only motivation of media owners is economic benefits. How about the small ones who do not have any other investment outside the media? Actually, political interest is also a very significant motivation especially for the small media, but this is another discussion for a future article…

Which Media Group Owns which Companies, 2013

Company Media Investments Other Investments
Doğan Group Newspaper: Hürriyet, Hürriyet Daily News, Radikal, Posta, Fanatik, TME Newspapers (Iz Ruk v Ruki, Aviso, Expressz, Oglasnik

Magazine : Doğan Burda Dergi, Doğan Egmont, Doğan Kitap

Printing: Doğan Printing Center (DPC), Doğan Ofset

Distribution: YAYSAT (Doğan Dağıtım)

Dergi Pazarlama Planlama- DPP)

News Agency: DHA

TV (National Channels) Kanal D, CNNTürk, tv2

Radio: RadyoD, CNNTürk Radyo, Slow Türk, Show Radyo

TV ve Music Production:  D Productions, InDHouse, Kanal D Home Video, Doğan Music Company (DMC)

Dijital TV Platform: D-Smart,  Doğan Teleshopping

Internet: ,,,


DMG International , TME,

Kanal D Romania , Euro D

Others: Doğan Dış Ticaret (Foreign Trade),Doğan Factoring

Social Activity: Aydın Doğan Foundation

Energy:  Doğan Enerji Boyabat Dam and HES  (hydroelectric power plant)  Boyabat Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi 33 % share, Aslancık Dam ve HES (hydroelectric power plant)   33 % share, Galata Wind Enerji A.Ş., Akdeniz Elektrik Üretim A.Ş (power generation), Gas Plus Erbil (20  % net share)  oil exploration in Kurdish Autonomy in Bastora  in Iraq

Retail: D&R (acquisition of in 2013)

Industry: Çelik Halat, Ditaş (automotive sub-industry), Doğan Organik Ürünler (organic production): The brands: M Life, Fine Life and Siryana)

Commerce:  Milpa:Automall ve Milpark Konutları (house project)

Finance: DD Konut Finansmanı  (DD Mortgage)

Tourism: Milta bünyesinde Milta Bodrum Marina, Işıl Club Bodrum, Işıl Tour, Milta Havacılık (aviation), Nakkaştepe Gayrimenkul Yatırımları, Kandilli Gayrimenkul Yatırımları (the real-estate projects)

Doğuş Group TV:   NTV,  Star TV,  CNBC-E, NTV SPOR,   NTV SPOR Smart HD, Kral TV, e2,

Internet: ntvmsnbc,,,, tvyo

Radio: NTV Radyo, NRV Spor, Kral FM, Virgin Radyo,  Radyo Eksen

Magazine: Vogue,  GQ , National Geographic Türkiye, National Geographic Kids, Robb Report, ,  CNBC-e Dergi ,

Publishing:  NTV Yayınları

Banking and Finance: Garanti Bankası, Garantibank International N.V., Garanti Bank SA, Garantibank Moscow, Garanti Yatırım, Garanti Portföy, Garanti Leasing, Garanti Filo Yönetim Hizmetleri A.Ş., Garanti Factoring, Garanti Emeklilik ve Hayat, Garanti Ödeme Sistemleri, Garanti Mortgage, Garanti Filo Yönetim Hizmetleri A.Ş Garanti Teknoloji

Automotive: Doğuş Otomotiv ( Volkswagen Binek Araç, Volkswagen Ticari Araç, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, SEAT, Skoda, Scania, Krone ve Meiller),  İştirakler ve Kuruluşlar ( Doğuş Oto, DOD, D-Auto Suisse, Yüce Auto, Oto-Fix, vdf Grubu, TUVTÜRK ve LeasePlan), Lojistik Hizmetler (Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Scania, Krone ve Meiller marka araç ve yedek parçaları ile Scania Endüstriyel ve Deniz Motorları, Thermo King Mobil Isı Kontrol Sistemleri ve yedek parçalarının ithalatı, depolanması ve yetkili servislere sevk edilmesi),  Üretim ( Meiller Doğuş Damper Fabrikası,  Krone Doğuş Treyler Fabrikası)

Contruction: Doğuş İnşaat (Boyabat Dam and HES (hydroelectric power plant) , Artvin Dam ve HES (hydroelectric power plant), electromechanical infrastructure of metro İstanbul (between Otogar-Kirazlı-Başakşehir;  Üsküdar-Ümraniye- Çekmeköy),  Konya-Akşehir-Afyon highways, Tokat-Niksar highway,  Teknik Mühendislik ve Müşavirlik A.Ş. (engineering services), Ayson Sondaj ve Araştırma (sounding and exploration services)

Tourism: Doğuş Turizm Grubu (hotels: Park Hyatt İstanbul, Maçka Palas, Grand Hyatt İstanbul, MARITIM Hotel Club Alantur, Alanya, D-Hotel Maris, D-Resort Grand Azur Marmaris, D-Resort Göcek ve  Rixos Downtown of Rixos Group)

Retail:  (Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hublot, Loro Piana ve Porsche Design  brands)

Marine: D-Marin Marinalar Grubu (Türkiye’de D-Marin Turgutreis, D-Marin Didim, D-Marin Göcek, D-Marin Dalaman [yapılacak], international investments: -D-Marin Mandalina in Croatia, D-Marin Dalmacija, D-Marin Borik. ‘Flisvos Marina’,  Lefkas and Zea in Athens), D-Gym, D-Life, Körfez Havacılık (aviation)

Real Estate: Doğuş GYO (Doğuş Center Maslak Project, Antalya 2000 Plaza), Doğuş Gayrimenkul (real-estate)

Energy: Boyabat Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. (Boyabat Dam and hydroelectric power plant), Doğuş Enerji Üretim ve Tic. A.Ş. (Artvin  Dam and hydroelectric power plant), Aslancık Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. (Aslancık Dam and hydroelectric power plant),

Doğuş Enerji Toptan Elektrik Ticaret A.Ş

Food & Beverage:  D.ream (The brands: Kiva, Nusr-Et et lokantası, Armani Ristorante, GoMongo, Doors Grup, Azumi Group, GQ Bar ve Mezzaluna)


Çalık Group Newspaper: Turkuvaz Medya Grubu (Sabah, Sabah Avrupa, Yeni Asır, Takvim, Fotomaç)

Magazine: Turkuvaz Dergi Yayıncılık ( Aylık: Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Girl, Auto Motor Sporları, Sinema, Harper’s Bazaat, Esquire, Forbes, Sofra, Bebeğim, House Beautiful, Global Enerji, Transport, Touch İstanbul, China Today. Haftalık: Para, Otohaber, Şamdan, Aktüel

TV: ATV, ATV Avrupa, A Haber,  Minika TV

Radio: Radyo Turkuvaz 

Internet:,,, Sabah TV

Dirtribution: Turkuvaz Dağıtım Pazarlama A.Ş., Turkuvaz Kitap, Turkuvaz Matbaacılık

Advertising – Marketing-Consultancy:  Turkuvaz Reklam Pazarlama Danışmanlık, 

News Agency: Turkuvaz Haber Ajansı

 Technical  Services: Turkuvaz Teknik Hizmetler

Textile: Gap Güneydoğu Tekstil,  Gap Pazarlama, Çalık Cotton

Energy: Çalık Enerji: Adacami HES (hydroelectric power plant) ,  Gürcistan’da Gardabani Kombine Çevrim Santrali (combined-cycle power plant in Geaorgia), Türkmenistan Aşkabat electricity infrastructure, with Limak Holding  electricity distribution in Kosovo, Navoi Kombine Çevrim Santrali ( combined-cycle power plant in Uzbekistan), Al Khairat an Nainawa Energy Plants  in Iraq, Samsun-Adana/Ceyhan oil project and  oil refinery planning and petrochemistry project in Adana/Yumurtalık in Turke, şeyl-gas/şeyl-oil exploration entitled  Çalıktepe-2 in Bismil, Çalık YEDAŞ (electricity distribution in Samsun, Ordu, Çorum, Amasya ve Sinop)

Construction: Gap İnşaat (Bagdad highway construction in Iraq), Gentrification project in Tarlabaşı, Fener-Balat-Ayvansaray Districts in Istanbul, Üsküdar Burhaniye’deki Şehrizar Konakları Project and  Metropol İstanbul Project  (house projects),  Çalık Gayrimenkul (real-estate)

Finance: Aktif Bank,  Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT) in Albania,  E-City  (electronic fee collection service in Bursa, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Sakarya, Tokat, Kütahya, Düzce, Bitlis, Konuralp, Çankırı, Anamur, Edremit, Kahta, Akçakoca, Simav, Bitlis, Aksaray ve Fethiye)

Telecommunication:  ALB Telecom and Eagle Mobile in Albania

Mining: Lidya madencilik (gold mine operation in Erzincan Çöpler village , Polimetal  Madencilik

Ciner Group Ciner Yayın Holding:

Newspaper:  Habertürk, Magazine: Ciner Gazete Dergi (dergi yayıncılığı),

Printing: Habertürk Gazetecilik ve Matbaacılık, Production: C Yapım Filmcilik, GD Gazete Dergi (dergi yayıncılığı)

TV: Habertürk , Bloomberg HT, Show TV

Radio:  Habertürk Radyo, Bloomberg HT Radyo

Energy ve Mining: Park Termik (Çayırhan fossil fuel plant ), Park Teknik (hydroelectric power plant in Akyazı), Eti Soda (soda mining in Beypazarı Trona), Park Elektrik (Siirt/Madenköy copper mining, Tarihler Hidroelektrik Santrali (hydroelectric power plant), Bauxite  mining in Gaziantep İslahiye ), Silopi Elektrik (fossil fuel plant), Park Toptan Elektrik, Konya Ilgın Elektrik (fossil fuel plant ), Kazan Soda Elektrik

Commerce, Industry  and ve Service Park Holding, Ciner Hava Taşımacılığı (aviation), Park Tıp Sağlık (health), Havaş (transportation), Larespark Hotel, Park Denizcilik (Hopa Harbour), Denmar Depoculuk (warehousing), Park Sigorta (assurance), Park İnşaat (construction) , Park Cam (glass containers), Ciner Denizcilik (shipping), Ciner Gemi (shipping), Lares Turizm(tourism)

Çukurova Group Newspaper: Akşam, Güneş

TV: SkyTurk360

Digital Platform: Digitürk

Radio: Alem FM

Magazine: Alem, Platin, FourFourTwo, Autocar

Energy: Genel Enerji (in Kurdish Autonomy in Iraq), Gas and oil company operates in Morrocco, Malta,  Ivory Coast , Somalia and Ethiopia Telecommunication: TURKCELL, North Cyprus TURKCELL, Turkcell Technology,  Geocell, Azercell, Moldcell, Life, Global Tower, Turkcell Superonline, KVK, Millenicom, KVK Teknik Servis, TURKCELL Teknoloji, Atel, Topaz, Inteltek, Hobim, Moldcell

Transporation ve Service: Geden Lines, Baytur Trading S.A., Anadolu Uluslararası Ticaret ve Taşımacılık A.Ş, Inter Depo, Pamuk Spor, Çukurova Havacılık A.Ş. (aviation)

Industry: BMC, Çukurova İthalat ve İhracat Türk A.Ş., Çukurova Makine İmalat ve Ticaret A.Ş., Çukurova İnşaat Makineleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Çimsataş),  Çukurova Mümesillik Müşavirlik, Çukurova Ziraat, Çukurova Powergeneration,  Çukurova Kimya,   Kamplamin Ambalaj, Noksel, Noksel Espana, Daussan Group, Maysan Mando, Selkasan, SCA Packaging, OVA Oluklu Mukavva Kutu Ambalaj San., Atkasan

Finance:  Banque de Commerce et de Placements (BCP)

Construction: Baytur (Yeşilyurt- Yeşilkoy

Coast Reclamation Project,   Combined Infrastructural Works for Gazi District ,   Coast Reclamation Project of  Coast Reclamation Project for Eregli Iron & Steel Co. , Antalya Airport second airfield, apron and taxiway,

BAYTUR TOKI Kozyatagi Housing Project,  Istanbul Congress Center Construction  Torul Highway Relocation Tunnel,   Democracy Park Jig-Back Gondola System Construction , Torul Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Construction ,

Feza Gazetecilik, Samanyolu Yayıncılık Newspaper: Zaman, Today’s Zaman, Zaman Azerbaycan, Zaman Kazakistan, Zaman Avusturya, Zaman Avrupa Zaman Bulgaristan, Zaman Romanya, Zaman Türkmenistan, Zaman Amerika

Magazine: Aksiyon, Sızıntı, Gonca

TV: STV, STV Avrupa, STV Amerika, S Haber, Mehtap TV, Ebru TV, Yumurcak TV, Küre TV, Hazar TV, Dünya TV (Kurdish), MC TV

News Agency: Cihan Haber Ajansı, SEM Haber Ajansı

Radio: Burç FM, Dünya Radyo, Samanyolu Haber, Berfin FM

Publishing: Zaman Kitap

Production:  Ser Film Yapım Pazarlama Dağıtım ve Ticaret A.Ş

Adversiting and Media Planning:  Işık Medya Planlama Reklamcılık Filmcilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Albayrak Group Newspaper: Yeni Şafak


Internet: Yeniş

Magazine: Derin Tarih

Construction: Albayrak İnşaat (the metro of Istanbul,  earthquake houses in Düzce, İETT  engine overhaul plant, İETT Ayazağa bus terminal ve  prefabricated hospitals in Adapazarı, Yalova, İzmit-Sopalı, İzmit-Merkez and Bolu)

Industry: Tümosan Traktör ve Motor Fabrikası (tractor and engine plant) , Ereğli Entegre Tekstil Fabrikası (textile plant), Varaka (paper plant)

Logistic and Harbour Management : Trabzon Harbour, Albayrak Araç Kiralama (rent a car), Albayrak Personel Taşımacılığı (transportation), Nakil Lojistik (logistic)

Services: Albil Bilgi İşlem, Atık Yönetimi (the waste collection in İstanbul, Ankara, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Kocaeli and meter reading services in İstanbul, Ankara and Trabzon.

Energy: Kuvve Elektrik

Tourism:  Marmaris Turizm Tesisi,  Didim Turizm Tesisi, Kümbet Turizm Tesisi

Koza İpek Group Newspaper: Bugün

TV: Kanaltürk, Bugün TV

Radioo: Kanaltürk Radyo

Print works: Koza Davetiye, Koza İpek Basın ve Basım Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş (printing invitation card)

Mining: Koza Altın İşletmeleri A.Ş :Ovacık Altın Madeni, Mastra Altın Madeni (gold mine), Koza Anadolu Metal Madencilik İşletmeleri A.Ş, Özdemir Antimuan Madenleri A.Ş, İpek Doğal Enerji Kaynakları A.Ş,  Doğu Anadolu Maden Arama ve Sondaj A.Ş, Konaklı Metal Madencilik Sanayi  A.Ş

Construction: ATP İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş

Commerce: Koza-İpek Tedarik Danışmanlık A.Ş, AE İpek  Danışmanlık Proje Reklam ve Organizasyon Hizmetleri Tic. A.Ş., AZ İpek Danışmanlık Proje Reklam ve Organizasyon Hizmetleri Tic. A.Ş.,  BB İpek Danışmanlık Proje Reklam ve Organizasyon Hizmetleri Tic. A.Ş.

Agriculture and Stockbreeding: ATP Koza Gıda Tarım Hay. San. Ve Ticaret A.Ş

Aviation: ATP Havacılık Ticaret A.Ş

Education: İpek Üniversitesi, Koza-İpek Eğitim Sağlık Hizmet Yardım Vakfı

Tourism: ATP-Koza Turizm Seyahat ve Ticaret A.Ş

FOX Group TV: Fox TV,  Foxlife, FX, Foxcrime, 24Kitchen, Baby TV 


İhlas Group Newspaper: Türkiye

TV: TGRT Haber, TGRT Haber TV EU, TGRT Belgesel

News Agency: İHA

Advertising: İhlas Reklam Ajansı

Media Marketing: TGRT Pazarlama

Magazine:  Türkiye Çocuk Dergisi,Toyuncak Dergisi, Baby Store Dergisi,Tekstil & Teknik Dergisi, Konfeksiyon Teknik Dergisi, Home Textile Exports Dergisi, Contract Textile International Dergisi, Home Textile Sourcing Dergisi, Decor Dergisi, Sleep Well Dergisi, Fiber & Yarn Trends Dergisi, Yemek Zevki Dergisi, Food Turkey, Beauty Turkey Dergisi, Automotive Exports Dergisi, IT Network Dergisi, Yapı Malzeme Dergisi, Nalbur Teknik Dergisi, Boru ve Teknolojileri Dergisi, Güneş Enerjisi ve Teknolojileri Dergisi, Medikal Teknik Dergisi, Pharma Turkey, Dijital Teknik Dergisi, Matbaa Teknik Dergisi, Partner Dergisi, Hi-Tech Dergisi, Made in Turkey 

Internet: İ

Construction: İhlas İnşşat Grubu: İhlas İnşaat Proje Taahhüt Turizm A.Ş., İhlas Yapı Turizm A.Ş. (The gentrification project in Gaziosmanpaşa District), Armutlu Tatil ve Turizm A.Ş. ve Kuzuluk Kaplıca A.Ş.

Industry: İhlas Ev Aletleri (household appliances), Bisan (bicycle plant), Kristal Kola (beverage), İhlas Meşrubat (beverage), Kristal Gıda (food), Şifa Yemek (catering)

Health and Tourism: Türkiye Gazetesi Hospital, İhlas Armutlu Tayil Köyü , Kuzuluk Tatil Köyü, Kuzuluk Termal Hotel

Education: İhlas Koleji

Mining: İhlas Madencilik A.Ş

Logistic: KPT Lojistik

Hayat Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş 

ve Nokta Elektronik Medya Ltd. Şti.

TV: Kanal 7, Kanal 7 Avrupa, Ülke TV

Radio: Radyo 7

Internet:, Haber7Emlak

News Agency: Yurt İletişim ve Haber Ajansı A.Ş

Production: Set Programcılık Tanıtım ve Teknik Hizmetler Ticaret A.Ş

Marketing: Mepa Medya A.Ş

Euro 7

Weiss Handels und Investment GmBH

Beyaz Holding

Beyaz İletişim A.Ş (communication)

Mega Telsiz Taksi Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. (radio-set for taxi services)

İskele Yapı İnşaat ve Taahhüt Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş (construction)

Education:   İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Sanat ve Meslek Eğitimi Kursları (İSMEK –  municipal vocational courses), İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Meslek Edindirme Kursları (İZMEB-  municipal vocational courses), Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyesi Sanat ve Meslek Eğitimi Kursları (BUSMEK-  municipal vocational courses), Odunpazarı Belediyesi Meslek Edindirme Kursları (OMEK-  municipal vocational courses)

Demirören Group Newspaper: Milliyet, Vatan

Marketing:  Demirören Digital Dağıtım A.Ş

Demirören Şirketler Grubu:

Gas :Milangaz, Likidgaz, Mutfakgaz, Güneşgaz,  Demirören EGL Gaz Toptan Tic. A.Ş

Oil:  Kaan Akaryakıt San. ve Ticaret A.Ş

Energy:   Demirören AXPO, Enerji Toptan Tic. A.Ş, Demirören Jeotermal Enerji San.Tic.A.Ş (geothermal energy),

Makro Enerji Yatırım ve Yönetim A.Ş,  Demirören Enerji Madencilik Sanayi ve Tic. A.Ş

Mining:  GK Madencilik Nakliyat San. ve Tic.A.Ş

KG Madencilik Turizm İnşaat San. ve Tic. A.Ş

Industry :Demirören Tüp A.Ş, Azerbaycan Ağır Sanayi, Parsat Piston A.Ş,  Demirören Ağır Metal Sanayi A.Ş,  D Mermer San. A.Ş,  Marmara Gıda Demirören Ham Yağ San.A.Ş

Construction : Demirören İnşaat,  Kemer Yapı ve Turizm A.Ş,  Taksim Gayrimenkul Yatırımı Geliştirme ve İşletmecilik A.Ş

Tourism:  SU-TUR SUN Turizm San. A.Ş

Eductaion : Ata Koleji

Dünya Group Newspaper: Dünya 

Magazine: Dünya Gıda, Makina Magazin ve Dünya İnşaat

Publishing: Dünya Aktüel A.Ş.,

Printing: Dünya Süper Web Ofset A.Ş

Distribution: Dünya Süper Dağıtım

Internet:,,,,,,, Dünya Ekonomi TV

Termikel Group TV: Kanal A

Radio: RadyoA

Industry: Termikel A.Ş. Termikel Bilişim Teknolojleri, Elektromed, Eldaş Deney Ve Kalibrasyon Merkezi

Health: Alfamed Tıbbi Gorüntüleme, Teşhis ve Tıp Laboratuvarları Merkezi

Construction: Faber İnşaat (the construction of waste water treatment facility for  Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration)

Energy: Jeoden (geothermal electricity power plant in Denizli Saraykoy)

Mediasa  (Sabancı) Group TV:Fashion TV Türkiye,  Z TV, World Travel Channel Magazine: Fashion TV Magazine, Retail: Demsa, MCJ Shopping

Tourism: Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah, Tatilsa, Maçka Palas Hotel

Health: Onkim Kök Hücre Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Marine: Densa Denizcilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Construction: Kandilli Konakları (house project)

Art: Demsa Collection

Spectrum Medya: Radio: Süper FM, Metro FM,Joy FM, JoyTurk, Radyo Mydonose, Mydonose Türk Pop Actera Group (Özel Fon)

Mey Icki,, Karma Acikhava, G2M, LBT Varlik Yonetim, Mars Entertainment Group, Cinemaximum, MAC, Joker, Tam Faktoring, Standard Profil, Celebi, Kamil Koc

Power Group Radio:  Power FM, Power Türk, Power XL, Wear: Vakko, Vakkorama, V2K Designers, W Collection
Saran Group Radio:   Radyo Spor, Radyo Trafik, Radyo Müzik, Radyo Slow Time

Dubbing: Saran Digital Studios

Syndication: Saran Medya

Internet:,,’un Türkçe içeriği, Samsung akıllı cihazlar için

Services: Anadolu Çağrı Merkezi (call center)

Havacılık: Saran Havacılık (aviation) Bell Helicopter Textron distributer

Tourism: Cedok

Energy:  Saran Güç Sistemleri ve Yenilenebilir Enerji Yatırımları (solar and wind energy)

Defence Industry: Saran Savunma (The agent of  Bell Helicopter A Textron Company, Raytheon International, Israel Aerosapace Indtrustries, Elbit System Ltd. ve Rada Technologies in Turkey)


About yavuzbaydar

Yavuz Baydar has been an award-winning Turkish journalist, whose professional activity spans nearly four decades. In December 2013, Baydar co-founded the independent media platform, P24, Punto24, to monitor the media sector of Turkey, as well as organizing surveys, and training workshops. Baydar wrote opinion columns, in Turkish, liberal daily Ozgur Dusunce and news site Haberdar, and in English, daily Today's Zaman, on domestic and foreign policy issues related to Turkey, and media matters, until all had to cease publications due to growing political oppression. Currently, he writes regular chronicles for Die Süddeutsche Zeitung, and opinion columns for the Arab Weekly, as well as analysis for Index on Censorship. Baydar blogs with the Huffington Post, sharing his his analysis and views on Turkish politics, the Middle East, Balkans, Europe, U.S-Turkish relations, human rights, free speech, press freedom, history, etc. His opinion articles appeared at the New York Times, the Guardian, El Pais, Svenska Dagbladet, and Al Jazeera English online. Turkey’s first news ombudsman, beginning at Milliyet daily in 1999, Baydar worked in the same role as reader representative until 2014. His work included reader complaints with content, and commentary on media ethics. Working in a tough professional climate had its costs: he was twice forced to leave his job, after his self-critical columns on journalistic flaws and fabricated news stories. Baydar worked as producer and news presenter in Swedish Radio &TV Corp. (SR) Stockholm, Sweden between 1979-1991; as correspondent for Scandinavia and Baltics for Turkish daily Cumhuriyet between 1980-1992, and the BBC World Service, in early 1990's. Returning to Turkey in 1994, he worked as reporter and ediytor for various outlets in print, as well as hosting debate porogrammes in public and private TV channels. Baydar studied informatics, cybernetics and, later, had his journalism ediucatiob in the University of Stockholm. Baydar served as president of the U.S. based International Organizaton of News Ombudsmen (ONO) in 2003. He was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at University of Michigan in 2004. Baydar was given the Special Award of the European Press Prize (EPP), for 'excellence in journalism', along with the Guardian and Der Spiegel in 2014. He won the Umbria Journalism Award in March 2014 and Caravella/Mare Nostrum Prize in 2015; both in Italy. Baydar completed an extensive research on self-censorship, corruption in media, and growing threats over journalism in Turkey as a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
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