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A Haber, a partisan TV channel, was founded by Ahmet Çalık, a close associate of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in 2011.

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Kalyon Group


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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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Ahmet Çalık

Affiliated Interests Founder

Ahmet Çalık was born in 1958. He is the chairperson of Çalık Holding. Ahmet Çalık established Ortadoğu Textile in 1981. He made the first large-scale industrial investment of East Anatolia by establishing Gap Güneydoğu Textile A.Ş. He established Çalık Holding in 1997 which operates in areas such as energy, telecom, finance, construction, textiles and mining. Sabah-ATV were acquired by Çalık Group for $1.1 billion in an auction in 2008. Then two media companies were sold to Kalyon Group.


Ömer Faruk Kalyoncu

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Ömer Faruk Kalyoncu is CEO of Zirve Holding, which owns Turkuvaz Medya Group. He is the son of Hasan Kalyoncu, founder of Kalyon Group. His uncle Orhan Cemal Kalyoncu is the CEO of Kalyon Group. In 2004, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the prime minister back then, was a marriage witness in his wedding. Former President Abdullah Gül and former AKP ministers Abdülkadir Aksu, Recep Akdağ, Hüseyin Çelik, Cemil Çiçek, Hilmi Güler, Zeki Ergezen, Sami Güçlü and Osman Pepe were also among guests in the wedding. Turkish Competition Board approved the sale of Sabah-ATV to Zirve Holding, owned by the Kalyon Group, which is active in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Haluk Kalyoncu (the son of Hasan Kalyoncu, the founder of the Kalyon Group) and Yelda Demirören (the daughter of Yıldırım Demirören, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Demirören Holding) 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.


Abdülhalik Çimen

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Abdülhalik Çimen

Abdülhalik Çimen graduated from İstanbul University's communications faculty and completed his graduate degree at Marmara University's communications faculty. He has held many managerial positions in media including daily Star's Head of Operations. In 2009, he became Turkuvaz Media Group's General Manager for subscriptions.

Other Important People

Serhat Albayrak

Cemal Koyuncu

Affiliated Interests other important people

Serhat Albayrak is the vice chairperson of Turkuvaz Media Group. He is the brother of former Minister of Energy Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He was a board member of Calik Holding, former owner of Sabah and ATV, until he became the CEO of Star newspaper 2006.

Cemal Koyuncu is the Chair of Board of Directors at Kalyon Holding.


Address: Ihlamur Yıldız Cad. Toprak Center No:8 Beşiktaş / İstanbul - Phone: 0212 300 66 66 - Website:

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