« Dizideki gibi yaktılar » – Milliyet

« Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki » adlı televizyon dizisinde konuk solist olarak görev alan şarkıcı Zeynep Bektaş, öğretmenlik yaptığı okulun önünde saldırıya uğradı.

Öyle bir geçer zamanki dizisinde de Mete karakterinin genç sevgilisinin yüzüne kezzap atılmış ve genç kızın yüzünün büyük bölümü yanmıştı.

Pendik’te görev yaptığı okuldan çıkan müzik öğretmeni, iki kişinin saldırısına uğradı. Yüzüne asit dökülen genç öğretmen tedavi altına alınırken, saldırganların yakalanması için çalışma başlatıldı.

Çeşitli televizyon dizilerinde de konuk sanatçı olarak görev alan Pendik Velibaba İlköğretim Okulu’nda görevli müzik öğretmeni Zeynep Bektaş (33), okuldaki görevinin ardından dışarıya çıkarak otomobiline doğru ilerlemeye başladı. Otomobiline binmek üzere olan Bektaş’ın aniden yanına yaklaşan iki kişi genç kadının yüzüne asit içerikli bir kimyasal dökerek kayıplara karıştı. Dökülen kimyasal nedeniyle yüzünde ve omzunda yanıklar oluşan Bektaş, okuldan yetişen meslektaşları tarafından Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi’ne götürüldü. İlk müdahalesi acil serviste yapılan Bektaş daha sonra aynı hastanenin Yanık Tedavi Merkezi’ne götürülerek tedavi altına alındı.

Birlikte sahneye çıktığı sanatçı arkadaşı Engin Atalay da hastaneye gelerek Bektaş’ı ziyaret etti. Hastane çıkışında basın mensuplarının sorularını yanıtlayan Atalay da Zeynep Bektaş’ın hiç kimse ile bir husumetinin bulunmadığını, saldırının kimler tarafından ve niçin yapılmış olabileceği konusunda bir şey bilmediklerini söyleyerek, emniyet yetkililerinin saldırganların yakalanması için çalışma başlattığını söyledi. Atalay, Bektaş’ın bu olaydan dolayı psikolojisinin çok olumsuz şekilde etkilendiğini belirterek, yüzünün de tamamen sargılı olduğunu ve doktorlardan aldıkları bilgiye göre, genç öğretmenin yüzünün tedavisinin uzun zaman alacağını öğrendiklerini kaydetti. »

Source : Milliyet

« Turkish TV series encourages violence in youth » – Hürriyet Daily News

‘Valley of the Wolves’ has been ranked as the most violent TV series, followed by ‘Behzat Ç.’. Cartoon films including ‘Ninja Turtles,’ ‘He-Man’ and ‘Pokemon’ are also on the list.

« The head of the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), Fatih Yalçın has prepared a “black list,” which includes TV series that have violence and encourage youth to violence, according to an article in daily Milliyet. The 167 page report is the dissertation of Yalçın and covers foreign and Turkish TV series and movies. Among the foreign movies listed, “Natural Born Killers” directed by Oliver Stone was listed as the top violent movie.

Valley of the Wolves (Kurtlar Vadisi) ranked as the first violent TV series, cartoon films including “Power Rangers,” “Ninja Turtles,” “Batman,” “He-Man” and also “Pokemon” were also on the list.

According to daily Milliyet’s article, the report revealed that cartoon programs broadcast during the day include violence more than 30 percent of the time.

The report also revealed that young people who watched “Reservoir Dogs,” “License to Kill” and “Natural Born Killers” are involved in violent acts. “It is not true to say that everyone who watches those movies would become involved in violent acts. It is not possible to arouse the same effect on everyone, but people who are involved in violent acts should not be ignored,” the report said, according to daily Milliyet.

“Those movies may not cause violent acts, but they encourage violent acts among youth.

The TV series also use violence and use scenes [of violence] and the viewer gets used to the violence,” said the report. TV series such as “The Valley of the Wolves,” “Autumn Roses,” “Behzat Ç,” “Backstreets,” “Adanalı” and “Ezel,” which are shown in prime time on Turkish channels are also among those encouraging violence. »

Source : Hürriyet Daily news

« Doğan says no longer considering media sale » – Sabah

« Doğan Group is no longer considering sales within its media group, the group’s founder and honorary chairman Aydin Doğan stated.

The Doğan Group, whose Doğan Yayin media group has had to cope with multi-billion lira tax fine cases, sold two dailies Vatan and Milliyet and the Star television channel under a recent restructuring process. Doğan’s statement clarified that the group has no intentions to sell Kanal D, Hürriyet, Posta or CNN Turk. »

Source : Sabah

« Doğan Yayın sells Star TV to Doğuş Group for $327 million » – Today’s Zaman

In a written statement released on Monday through the Public Disclosure Forum (KAP), Doğan Yayın said the company had reached an agreement with Doğuş for the sale of Star. “We signed a deal for the sale of our shares in Star TV late on Monday with Doğuş Group,” the statement said. Doğuş will pay $151 million in cash and the remaining $176 million will be paid in 24-month installments to DYH. Doğuş takes over Star from Nov. 1.

Doğan had to pay the Finance Ministry TL 294.2 million in fines levied on the company in 2009 for alleged irregularities in its tax returns. In alleged efforts to raise funds to compensate for the tax fines it had to pay, DYH in April sold its Milliyet and Vatan dailies to the Demirören-Karacan joint venture’s DK Gazetecilik ve Yayıncılık A.Ş. for $74 million. Doğan last year said it would eventually sell all of the companies in its media business, except for the Hürriyet daily, within three months in an attempt to pay off the crippling tax fines. »

Source : Today’s Zaman

« Dogan group sells two leading newspapers » – Sabah

« Dogan Gazetecilik, the newspaper publishing unit of Turkey’s biggest media group Dogan Yayin, said Turkey’s Demiroren-Karacan partnership agreed to buy Milliyet and Vatan newspapers for $74 million.

Demiroren-Karacan group will pay $26 million for Vatan newspaper and $47.96 million for Milliyet, Dogan Gazetecilik said in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

Dogan Gazetecilik shares were up 14.3 percent after the news but by 1418 GMT had reversed direction to trade 5.3 percent lower.

The shares fell because the sale price of the newspapers was lower than Dogan Gazetecilik’s market value, said analyst Hasan Sener at Oyak Securities. The newspapers make up the bulk of the company.

Dogan Gazetecilik’s market value stood at $283.7 million at yesterday’s close.

With the sale of Milliyet, the newspaper is back to its previous family owner.

Ali and Omer Karacan, who own the Number One broadcasting group, are the grandchildren of the founder of Milliyet, Ali Naci Karacan. Karacan sold the newspaper to Aydin Dogan in 1979.

The Karacan family has set up a partnership with Demiroren Group, which has interests in liquid propane gas and construction, to buy the newspapers. »

Source : Sabah

« Turkey in move to allow 50% foreign TV ownership » – Sabah

Source : Sabah

« Turkey’s parliament approved on Thursday legislation allowing foreigners to own 50 percent of Turkish broadcasters, doubling the limit and paving the way for more acquisitions from abroad.

Voting was continuing on other articles of the broadcasting law in parliament.

The law is expected to shift investors’ attention to buyouts in Turkey’s fast-growing media industry. Turkey’s media sector is dominated by Dogan Yayin (DYHOL.IS), which owns major television stations as well as mass circulation newspapers such as Hurriyet and Milliyet.

Dogan Yayin, embroiled in a legal battle against crippling tax fines, plans to sell its assets and has put bids from Time Warner and two U.S. private equity funds, KKR (KKR.N) and TPG [TPG.UL], on a shortlist of potential buyers for the media group’s assets, excluding the flagship Hurriyet daily, sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Wednesday.

The move is « positive for Dogan Group, » said broker Seker Yatirim in a report to clients after the approval.

Dogan Yayin is also preparing to sell its flagship Hurriyet (HURGZ.IS) daily newspaper separately, another source close to the process told Reuters, adding investment bank Goldman Sachs will invite initial bids by Feb. 1.

Hurriyet shares rallied as much as 15 percent on Wednesday and closed 13.4 percent higher at 2.11 lira. The stock jumped another 4.3 percent on Thursday at 1530 GMT close of trading, and Dogan Yayin shares advanced 5.4 percent.

The ruling, pro-business AK Party, tried to reform foreign ownership rules in 2005 but the bill was vetoed by the former president.

The current president, Abdullah Gul, is a former AK Party member, and has a track record of approving legislation passed by the AKP-dominated parliament.

A young population, coupled with the fastest economic growth in Europe, makes the Turkish media market attractive to investors. « 

Source : Sabah