Turkey's leading media magnate Dogan quits

The resign comes after Ertugrul Ozkok, the editor-in-chief of the Hurriyet daily, resigned from the newspaper which he has been serving for the past two decades.

Turkey's leading media magnate Dogan quits

The owner of the Dogan Holding, which owns a series of prominent newspapers including the daily Hurriyet and broadcaster CNN Turk, said that he quitted from his post as the president of the executive board of the holding.

The resign comes after Ertugrul Ozkok, the editor-in-chief of the Hurriyet daily, resigned from the newspaper which he has been serving for the past two decades.

Ozkok was replaced by Enis Berberoglu, the newspaper's Ankara representative.

In a statement, the Dogan Holding said that Aydin Dogan would leave his post as of January 1, 2010. His daughter Arzuhan Yalcindag will replace him.

Earlier this year, the Dogan holding, Turkey's largest media company which controls around half of Turkey's private media, faced a record tax fine of 4.8 billion Turkish lira (nearly 3.2 billion USD) over alleged tax irregularities.

The holding failed to reach a settlement with the Ministry of Finance over the fine, the biggest in the history of Turkey. The company said last week that it was still working on the partial or complete sale of subsidiaries.


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Last Mod: 30 Aralık 2009, 15:13
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