By Walid Shoebat
A major media group, the Doğan Media Group, including newspapers Hürriyet, Posta and Fanatik and TV channels Kanal D and CNN Türk, have been sold to Turkish industrialist Erdogan Demiroren, who is very close to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As we read in a report from Ahval:
The Doğan Media Group, including newspapers Hürriyet, Posta and Fanatik and TV channels Kanal D and CNN Türk, has been sold to pro-government businessman Erdoğan Demirören, independent news site T24 said.
The sale , other news sources said, was carried out for $1.25 billion.
Demirören, who also owns energy company Milangaz and the Demirören İstiklal shopping mall in Istanbul, as well as being the president of the Turkish Football Federation, bought opposition newspapers Milliyet and Vatan in 2011 and carefully pruned them of any content to which the government might object.
However, T24 said that it was thought that there might be other sources of capital behind the sale.
When one reads about Demiroren, one can see that he has big ties with government. Reading his Wikipedia page, it says that Demiroren is “a member of Turkish business associations TÜSİAD and TUGİAD.” Shoebat.com has done plenty of research on TUSIAD and how it demonstrates the interconnection between industry and government. It is Turkey’s most top level and elitist business company, consisting of the country’s wealthiest industrialists. TUSIAD is very close to the Turkish government, with Erdogan conducting meetings with its leaders and representatives. And it also has connections with the Ahmet Veli Menger banking company, ran by Ergin Imre, the brother of Gulcin Imre, which helped in the founding of the Property and Freedom Society, founded by Hans Hermann Hoppe (the husband of Gulcin Imre), a Turkish-European ultra nationalist group that promotes Nazi sympathy, pro-Ottomanism, darwinism and Armenian Genocide denial.
In June of 2013, there was an event called the Turkish German Family Entrepreneur Summit, funded by the Ahmet Veli Menger Holding.
Attending the meeting was Aldo Kaslowski, head of the company, Organik Holding. According to one report, “Mr.Kaslowski is the Chairman and CEO of his company Organik Holding, one of the largest fine speciality chemicals producers in the Middle East and Central Asia region”.
In 2001, Kaslowski was elected to serve on the board for three years for Sabanci Holding during its Shareholders Meeting. According to one report, Sabanci Holding“is the largest industrial and financial conglomerate in Turkey by profit.” The Economist wrote a report on the conglomerate, saying that both Koc Holding and Sabanci Holding are “Turkey’s two oldest and largest business dynasties”. After 1995, Kaslowski was the President of the TÜSİAD Foreign Affairs Commission, and since 1997, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of TÜSİAD.
TUSIAD is right there on the top of Turkish politics and government. On February 21st of 2017, a meeting was done between President Erdogan and TUSIAD on the current economic state of Turkey. TUSIAD’s president, Erol Bilecik, presented to Erdogan the views of the Turkish business powerhouse regarding industry, the European Union and foreign policy, to which Erdogan expressed his acceptance. Erol Bilecik told Erdogan:
“In these fields, which are of great importance in terms of investment environment and global competitive power of our country, we have entered into a round of negotiations, joint work and activities between public and private sectors.”
TUSIAD has a strong relationship with the Federation of German Industries (BDI), and both are connected to the governments of Turkey and Germany. One 2013 report speaks about Angela Merkel visiting Erdogan and attending a forum of CEOS from both TUSIAD and BDI:
“She will return to the Turkish capital on Monday to meet with President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for political consultations. Merkel will also attend a business forum attended by CEOs of major companies on both sides organized by the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The German chancellor came to Turkey in 2010, which was followed by Erdoğan’s visit to Berlin in November of last year.”
As we have been saying for years now, there is a collaboration between industrialists, think tanks and governments to bring about militarism, nationalism, genocide and war. The fact that this Islamist Turkish industrialist, Erdogan Demiroren, has bought out all of these major media companies, shows how the military industrial complex is working with the media industrial complex for the demise of mankind.
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