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Global Media Registry was founded by Ufuk Güldemir in 1999 along with Habertürk TV. The channel had its first broadcast on June 5, 2000. In September 2007, it was acquired by Ciner group, a mega corporation with investments in media, mining, energy, real estate and tourism.

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Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Free content

Data Publicly Available

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

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Media Companies / Groups

Ciner Group


Ownership Structure

Owned by one company

Voting Rights

According to Article 434 of Turkish Commercial Code, shareholders in corporations ('Anonim Şirket’) use their voting rights in proportion with their shares’ nominal value. Each shareholder has at least one vote, however voting rights might be limited, or given more weight with articles of association. Moreover, public companies may issue shares without voting rights according to Article 14/A of Capital Markets Law.

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General Information

Founding Year



Ufuk Güldemir

Affiliated Interests Founder

Born in Elazığ, Ufuk Güldemir (1956-2007) started working as a reporter when he was 18 years old. He worked as a reporter for Cumhuriyet daily in Washington between 1987-1992. He held top editorial positions at the news desks of Star television and SHOW TV. He was the Editor in Chief of Milliyet and Sabah Newspapers. In 1999, he founded


Mehmet Kenan Tekdağ

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Mehmet Kenan Tekdağ is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Turgay Ciner’s media group (AKS Televizyon Reklamcılık ve Filmcilik San. Ve Tic.AŞ), which owns the SHOW TV, Habertürk TV and Bloomberg HT channels as well as Habertü He sits in the Board of Directors of many group companies operating in media, such as Ciner Medya TV.


Yavuz Barlas

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

A graduate of Istanbul University’s Department of Business Management, he worked as a manager of Finance at Habertürk newspaper and then became editor-in-chief after Habertürk newspaper was shut down in July, 2018.


Abdülhakhamit Caddesi No: 25 Taksim/Beyoğlu
0212 313 60 00



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Further Information

  • Project by
  • Global Media Registry
  • Co-Funded by
  • Isvec Sverige
  • Heinrich Böll Stiftung