Forced resignations, recalls, and layoffs continues without pause following the sale of CNN Turk, Kanal D, and the former Doğan Media group of Aydın Doğan to Yıldırım Demirören. Many producers, presenters, and executives have been removed from office at CNN Turk and Kanal D. It has also been stated that the layoffs will continue.

Hâlâ Gazeteciyiz

Following the sale of the Doğan Media Group to the Demirören Group, reassignments and layoffs continue both at CNN Turk and Kanal D. One of the first actions that the Demirören Group has undertaken after signing the sales contract was the forced resignation of Zafer Mutlu, an executive board member of the company, to be replaced by Mehmet Soysal.

CHANGES AT KANAL D

The adventure of the longest running talk show of the screens, ‘Beyaz Talk Show’ at Kanal D is now officially over. The executives who had unseated Ahmet Hakan, the presenter of Kanal D News and replaced him with Buket Aydın, now recalled Gözde Atasoy, the presenter of the weekend news.

FİKRET BİLA RESIGNED

Following the handover, Hürriyet’s editor-in-chief Fikret Bila also resigned. Hürriyet columnist Vahap Munyar has been assigned to Bila’s position.

LARGEST PURGE AT CNN TURK

The largest purge has been witnessed at CNN Turk.

The standoffs, which began with CNN Turk’s prime-time newscaster Duygu Demirdağ, were closely followed up by the latest layoffs of CNN Turk’s economy director and the presenter of the show ‘Parametre’ Ebru Baki, the presenter of the show ‘Güne Merhaba’ Gülay Özdem, the director of news programs Cansel Poyraz, programs coordinator Aslı Öymen, news director Ali Obuz, editors Alişer Delek, Hüseyin Tahmaz, and dubbing editor Batuhan Pozut. Saynur Tezel who had been presenting the daily ‘Günlük’ program on weekdays was also let go.

Hürriyet columnist Deniz Zeyrek announced that his job as a commentator for the ‘Parametre’ program broadcast on CNN Turk has been terminated as well. Zeyrek stated on his Twitter account: “Good morning, I have now reached the end of my time on #parametre. Endless thanks to everyone who contributed to broadcasting and producing of the program and to our fellow viewers/listeners who have never left us alone for the last 6 years.”

CNN Turk’s well-known figure Ahu Özyurt had to part company with the channel as well. Özyurt, who has worked at various levels at CNN Turk since 2001, was presenting the program “Türkiye’nin Gündemi” twice a week in the evening while she was presenting the daily show “10’dan Sonra” every morning on weekdays.

Mine Uzun from Bloomberg TV replaced Ebru Baki, who has been presenting the daily morning economy programs “Günün Ekonomisi” and “Parametre” alongside with her job as the economy director at CNN Turk.

Layoffs continue at Kanal D and CNN Turk following the purchase of Doğan Media Group by the Demirören Group.

Layoffs continue non-stop at Kanal D and CNN Turk following Demirören Group’s purchase of Doğan Media Group. The parting of ways, which have begun with CNN Turk’s prime-time newscaster Duygu Demirdağ, are closely followed up by the latest layoffs of CNN Turk’s economy director and the presenter of the show ‘Parametre’ Ebru Baki, the presenter of the show ‘Güne Merhaba’ Gülay Özdem, the director of news programs Cansel Poyraz, programs coordinator Aslı Öymen, news director Ali Obuz, editors Alişer Delek, Hüseyin Tahmaz, and dubbing editor Batuhan Pozut. Saynur Tezel who had been presenting the daily ‘Günlük’ program on weekdays was also let go.