Board of Directors

İsmail BEYAZIT
Acting President

Tülay DEMİR
Vice President

Veli ALTINKAYA
Vice President

Kahraman HALİSÇELİK
Vice President

Lütfü KARAKAŞ
Secretary General

Adnan YÜCE
Financial President

Aynur TATTERSALL
Assistant Secretary General

Gürsel ESER
Vice President of Financial

Bülent AYDEMİR
Member of Board

Sefa KARAHASAN
Member of Board

Mehmet Duran ÖZKAN
Member of Board

Savaş ÇOKDUYGULU
Member of Board

Yusuf Ziya ÇAKIR
Member of Board

Yıldız YAKAR
Member of Board

Board of Directors is composed of 15 members, as 1 (One) General Director, 1 (One) General Deputy Director, 3 (Three) General Vice Director, 1 (One) Secretary General, 1 (One) General Financial Secretary, 1 (One) General Deputy Secretary, 1 (One) General Financial Deputy Secretary, and (Six) members.

The General Director is elected among the delegations in the general assembly who have the right to vote and at least 20 years of seniority in the journalism, General Secretary and General Financial Secretary are elected among the delegations of the general assembly. The other 12 members of the Board of Directors are elected from the assemblies as 4 (Four) of them from the Extensive Media Council, 4 (Four) of them from the Foreign External Media Councils and 4 (Four) of them from the Local Media Council. In addition, 12 substitution members are elected among the delegations of the general assembly for the Board of Directors. The substitute members are determined from three separate assemblies as four persons. The members of the Assembly Boards of the Assemblies cannot take part in the Board of Directors of the Council.

The meetings of the Board of Directors is chaired by the General Director. In case of absence of the general director, the general vice chairman or the oldest general deputy director shall chair the meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, in its first meeting, selects 1 (One) General Vice Director, 3 (Three) General Deputy Director representing each three assemblies, 1 (One) General Deputy Secretary, 1 (One) Deputy Secretary of Finance Selects among its 12 members via the secret vote – open counting method.

At its first meeting, the Board of Directors shall decide at regular intervals which the ordinary meetings shall be held in accordance with the legislation and the areas of responsibility of the General Deputy Chairmen after the distribution of duties. Meetings must be held at least every 3 months. The agenda of the meetings of the Board of Directors shall be prepared by the Secretary General with suggestions from the members. The time and place of the meeting shall be notified to the members in the Council via the e-mail or SMS. In addition, the Board of Directors may be called for the meeting by the General Director, when necessary, provided that all members are notified. Upon the call of the General Director, the Board of Directors convenes with the condition of not being less than the absolute majority.

The membership of the members of the Board of Directors who do not attend the meetings three times a year without excuse is terminated.  If there is a vacancy due to resignation or other reasons in the Board, it is obligatory to invite the substitute members in the order of vote that has been cast in their favor from the assembly that the member whose membership is terminated represents.

In the event that the office of the General Director, becomes vacant for any reason, the General Vice Director shall use the powers of the General Director until the first ordinary general assembly meeting. In the event that the offices of General Secretary and General Financial Secretary become vacant for any reason, the General Deputy Secretary and the General Financial Deputy Secretary shall act for them respectively until the first general meeting. 

The Head of Assembly Board of the Extensive Media Assembly, the Head of Assembly Board of the Local Media Assembly, and The Head of Assembly Board of the Foreign Media Assembly may participate in the Board of Directors and express opinion, but they cannot cast vote.