İsmail Kapan

Board Member and İhlas Gazetecilik Board of Directors Member and Chief Editor

Born in 1956 in Malatya, Pütürge district, İsmail Kapan received his Bachelor’s degree from İstanbul University Faculty of Law; his Master’s degree from İstanbul University Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences Institute, Department of “Social Structure and Social Change”; and his PhD from the International Relations Department.

Kapan started his professional career as a columnist in 1978 at the Türkiye Gazetesi. After completing his military service between 1983 and 1984, he worked as a lawyer and legal consultant, returning to journalism in 1987. Working as News Director, Editorial Director and Managing Editor at Türkiye Gazetesi, İsmail Kapan founded the İhlâs News Agency (İHA) in 1993 and worked as its General Manager for a year and a half. In 1994, he became the Chief Editor of Türkiye Newspaper and worked in this position for four years. Later, Kapan was appointed as the İhlâs Holding Media Group President in 1998. Working as the General Coordinator of Türkiye Newspaper between 2001 and 2003, he also continued to write as a columnist in addition to his administrative tasks. Kapan has moderated panel programs on the radio and TV channels of the Publishing Group and commentated on daily political developments. Appointed for the second time as the Chief Editor of Türkiye Newspaper in March 2014, Kapan continues to serve in this role as well as writing his column.

As well as being a Member of the Turkish Journalists Association, he has been a Member of the Press Council Supreme Board for 16 years. İsmail Kapan is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at İhlas Gazetecilik A.Ş. and a Member of the Board of Directors at İhlas Yayın Holding A.Ş.