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Vatan ("Homeland" or "Motherland") is a Turkish daily newspaper founded in 2002 by the Doğan Media Group. The paper was purchased by DK (Demirören & Karacan) Corporation in April 2011 and was totally acquired by Demirören Holding a few months later.
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city, but more central Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.
Doğan Media Group was a Turkish media conglomerate, part of the Doğan Holding conglomerate. The company was established in 1997 to bring together Doğan's media properties. These include the Posta, Hürriyet, and Radikal newspapers, the television channels Kanal D and CNN Türk, and the Doğan News Agency. It also operated Doğan Kitap, a major book publisher, and Doğan Music Company, a major music label. Doğan also operated print facilities and media distribution, for other newspapers and magazines as well as its own.
Yıldırım Demirören is a Turkish businessman, former chairman of the Istanbul-based Turkish multisports club Beşiktaş, and former president of the Turkish Football Federation.
As of March 2011, Vatan had the 15th highest circulation in Turkey at 111,489.
BirGün is an Istanbul-based Turkish left-wing daily.
Milliyet is a major pro-government Turkish daily newspaper published in Istanbul, Turkey.
Hürriyet is one of the major Turkish newspapers, founded in 1948. As of January 2018, it had the highest circulation of any newspaper in Turkey at around 319,000. Hürriyet has a mainstream, liberal and conservative outlook. Hürriyet's editorial line may be considered middle-market, combining entertainment value with comprehensive news coverage and a strong cadre of columnists.
Tuna Kiremitçi is a contemporary Turkish singer-songwriter.
Doğan Holding is amongst the biggest conglomerates in Turkey operating in the energy, media, industry, trade, insurance and tourism industries. Founded by Aydın Doğan who still is a major shareholder, the company is led by his daughter Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı. Main operating activity of the Holding is to invest in various sectors via associates, to provide all necessary support to its subsidiaries and joint ventures in order to develop their activities.
Tuba Büyüküstün is a Turkish actress. Widely considered as one of the most beautiful Turkish actresses, Büyüküstün is the recipient of several awards, including five Televizyon Dizisi Awards. She is one of Turkey's most popular and highest-paid actresses.
Radio and Television Supreme Council, also known in short as RTÜK, is the Turkish state agency for monitoring, regulating, and sanctioning radio and television broadcasts. RTÜK was founded in 1994 and is composed of nine members elected by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. RTÜK is located in Ankara and maintains local offices in Istanbul, Izmir and Diyarbakir.
The Turkish Women's First Football League is the top level women's football league of Turkey. Eight teams play a double round robin to decide a champion, which qualifies for a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League.
Demirören News Agency is a Turkish news agency which was founded in 1999. It is owned by the Demirören Group. It provides news in English, German and Chinese as well as Turkish. In 2011 it had 41 offices in Turkey and 26 abroad.
Posta is a mass market Turkish daily newspaper, with the second highest circulation in Turkey. It began publication in 1995 and its first issue was released on January 23. Posta had a daily circulation of approximately 516,000 in 2009. the newspaper is published in Istanbul by Doğan Holding, which also used to own (1994-2018) other major Turkish newspapers including Hürriyet.
Abdullah Eksioglu is a Turkish film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Habertürk, abbreviated as HT, is a high-circulation Turkish newspaper. It was established on March 1, 2009 by Ciner Media Group, drawing on the brand of Ciner's Habertürk TV. The current editor-in-chief is Gülin Çelikler.
Fanatik is a Turkish sports newspaper which is both daily-published and online, founded on 20 November 1995. Fanatik is owned by Demirören Group since 2018 April, following an group of companies acquisition of previous owners Doğan Holding.
Demirören Group is a Turkish conglomerate company. Its properties include Milangaz, the Demirören İstiklal shopping mall in Beyoğlu, as well as several newspapers, television and radio stations.
Akşam (Evening) is a Turkish newspaper founded in 1918, owned by Ethem Sancak's TürkMedya Grup since 2013. In 2013 it had a circulation of around 100,000.
Millî Gazete is a conservative Turkish daily newspaper. It was founded in 1973, and was aligned with the Islamist National Salvation Party. It publishes a German edition in Germany, which is linked with the Millî Görüş organization.
Amine Özil is a Turkish and Swedish actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder born and raised in Sweden. She was crowned Miss Turkey 2014 and represented her country at the Miss World 2014 pageant. She can speak Turkish, English, and Swedish fluently, and Spanish at a good level. Her engagement to German footballer Mesut Özil was announced in January 2019. The pair were married in Istanbul in June 2019.
Burcu Biricik is a Turkish actress. She is of Yörük descent, which is a Turkic ethnic subgroup. She has won the Mannheim Turkish Film Festival Best Actress Award.
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