Nuri M. Çolakoğlu


Nuri M. Colakoglu, born in Izmir in 1943, graduated from Robert College and took his BA in Diplomacy and International Relations from school of Political Sciences, Ankara. He has worked as a journalist & broadcaster and media executive since 1969. He has held positions in Turkey and abroad, including TRT Foreign News Department, German News Agency DPA, Sweden STV, German WDR Radio, Aydinlik Newspaper, BBC Turkish Section, Milliyet Newspaper London Bureau Chief and then News Editor and TRT General Manager Chief Advisor.

Since 1991 he has been involved in launching or restructuring a number of private TV channels – Show TV, Cine 5, Olay TV, NTV, CNBC-e, CNN Turk, Fenerbahce TV, Kanal D Romania, TEB KOBI TV, Grand Bazaar TV/Kapalıçarşı TV.

He returned to Dogan Media Group in 2002 as CEO & President of CNN Turk. Here, he served as the General Manager of CNN Turk, ANS International Production Company, CEO of Turkish Daily News, helped launch Kanal D Romania. He is currently the President of Dogan Media International and Advisor to the CEO of Dogan Media Group. He is also a Board Member of Kanal D Romania.

He owns two private companies: One publishes books (InterMedia International Communication Corporation) and the other gives corporate publicity services (NMC New Media Company Television and Advertisement Corporation).

He is serving as Executive Board Members of Istanbul Arts & Culture Foundation, Istanbul Modern Arts Museum and Contemporary Istanbul, TV Broadcasters Association of Turkey after serving as her President for ten years.

He has three children and two grandchildren.