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More than meets the eye to sale of Turkish media giant

The sale of Turkey’s biggest media group, Dogan Media Company, is likely to negatively affect the health of the country’s economy while diminishing access to accurate information from and within Turkey.

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Dogan Media Company, the flagship media group of Turkey, is on track to sell off most of its affiliates and outlets to a pro-government group. The talks for the sale are ongoing following the decision, which was announced March 21. Dogan Media Company's change of ownership is crucial for several reasons. The media group controls several newspapers, including the flagship daily Hurriyet, TV channels such as CNNTurk, an internet and digital television service called D-Smart, and a distribution system called YAYSAT.

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