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CEO of Trump's Turkish Partner Resigns, Replaced by Outsider

  • Yagmur Satana becomes Dogan CEO after Soner Gedik steps down
  • Gedik was with Dogan for almost 30 years; became CEO last year
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Turkey’s Dogan Holding, owner of the Trump Towers in Istanbul, said it appointed an outsider as board member and acting chief executive after the resignation of Soner Gedik, who served for just over a year.

Gedik had been CEO of the conglomerate, which has interests in sectors including media, energy and tourism, since January 2016. The group’s media outlets, which include Turkey’s flagship daily Hurriyet and the TV channel CNN-Turk, have put it in near-constant conflict with Turkey’s government under Recep Tayyip Erdogan for about a decade.