Known as his successful performance in Olumlu Dunya, his first fetaure to come to the theaters as an actor, Dogu Demirkol shows up as the lead role of Ahlat Agaci, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. After his stand up performance in Turkey’s most popular comedy TV Show, Demirkol is meeting with the audience with his one- man show, organized by BKM Mutfak.
Aleyna Tilki (born 28 March 2000) is a Turkish singer. She achieved national recognition after the release of her song Cevapsız Çınlama along with its music video, which has more than 410 million views on YouTube. It is considered the most viewed Turkish music video on YouTube. The song went up to No. 1 on the Turkey’s Trending List. Aleyna Tilki released her first solo single “Sen Olsan Bari” in July 2017 which became number 1 in Turkey’s charts. The music video currently has over 360 million views on YouTube.
She was also a semi-finalist on the sixth season of Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye (Turkish version of the Got Talent series). She caught public attention because of her Gesi Bağları cover on the show. Tilki left Turkey in order to complete English language training and settled in Los Angeles on November 20, 2017.
Google Turkey, Country Director
He was born in 1969/Ankara. Having completed his high-school education at Tevfik Fikret High-School, he thereupon graduated from the Electronic Engineering Department of ODTÜ (Middle East Technical University). He then studied for master’s degree in the field of Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University, and in the field of BA at Imperial College Management School. He served in Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems. In the last 3 years of his career in Sun, he served as the Director-General of Egypt, Levant, and North Africa Territory. After having served in many positions in Sun Microsystems for 7 years, he was transferred to Google. He has been serving therein as Turkish Country Director since 2007.
Youtube Turkey, Head Of Partnership
Timur Altop is a senior manager in media sector, which has experienced in content broadcasting, licensing, production, and distribution at TV, internet, and printed publication industries, and been playing roles in both North America and Europe. As an entrepreneur, Timur initiated the first market-based content portal services, which was finally acquired by Euromoney-Institutional Investor. He entered into the TV sector by serving for international format adaptations in Turkey, titled “Çırak,” “Benimle Dans Eder misin,” “Bir Dilek Tut”, and “Fenomen”, in the position of manager. He concurrently served as Turkish licensing and business development advisor of Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Marie Claire magazines on behalf of Warner Market Group and Group Media. Timur then served as senior manager in charge of distribution and business development in FOX Networks Group for FOX, National Geographic, FX, Fox Crime, Fox Life, Fox Sports, 24 Kitchen, and BabyTV. He has been serving as the Country Director of YouTube Turkey, particularly in charge of managing and developing the content business partnership affairs, since 2017. Timur is also among the incorporators of a non-profit corporation, titled Endeavor Turkey, which has been supporting active entrepreneurship in the developing markets. Born in 1972/New York, and a graduate of the Marketing Department of the American University in Washington D.C., Timur Altop is married, and the father of two children.
Youtube Content Creator
Born in 1985 in Bursa, İdil Yazar completed her high school education at Koç High School and then moved to USA for university education. She graduated from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Babson College. She worked in Coty, one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies in New York, for 2 years. After returning to Turkey in 2009, she continued her corporate career in Digiturk and LigTV.
In 2013, she received professional chef training at the Culinary Arts Academy. She combined her TV experience with culinary education and her passion for cooking in digital by opening ‘İdil Yazar’ YouTube food channel in 2015. With more than 800 recipes she has published, she has one of YouTube’s largest channels.In 2016, she worked as a columnist at hürriyet.com.tr for 1 year. She continued to write in Milliyet Newspaper in 2018. She continues to present her program named İDİL’DEN, which is broadcasted 3 times a week in BeinGurme. In addition to practical recipes she has shared through her YouTube channel, she aims to introduce Turkish cuisine to the world with her new youtube channel named ‘‘idil’skitchen’.
YouTube Content Creator
Çağla Şikel entered our lives by winning a beauty contest and appeared before us with her many different roles in life as a model, presenter and actress. Describing herself as ”a life loving, showy child devoted to her family and a mother devoted to her children, she appears as “Çağla” in her most natural look on her Youtube channel. Her channel includes beauty secrets, makeup techniques, skin care, games, what you need to do for a fit and healthy life, fashion, backstage surprises, chats.She addresses women, who are the conscience, backbone and power of the society.
YouTube Content Creator
Born in Izmir, Orkun Isitmak started his career as a YouTuber, his actual profession, by preparing game videos. Afterwards, he turned his channel concept into an entertainment-oriented direction and his channel is approaching 6 million subscribers. He changed the face of YouTube in Turkey and placed being a youtuber into our lives as a profession. He has gained a robust place in the mainstream media with his ‘AVM’de Bir Gece Geçirmek(spending one night in a shopping mall)’ video. Through his fun and horizon broadening videos taken in many parts of the world, he was selected for the YouTube Top Creator program, which is organized by Google and only includes top people in their fields. In addition to all these, he was featured in Iyi Oyun (the good game), which is the first e-sports film of Turkey and the world, and had his first acting experience.
YouTube Content Creator
She was born in Istanbul in 1986, and embarked on her career after graduating from high school, working as a fashion consultant Vakko and Pronovias and then as a supervisor in Chanel. After studying communications at the university, she continued her career as a client representative at advertising agencies. Afterwards, she was the marketing manager for Revlon/CND and the digital marketing manager for the Meredith Magazine Group. She combined her more-than- 5 years experience in digital media world with her previous professional experience in fashion and formed a YouTube channel, by which she became the top person of beauty and style category in Turkey. Through her quality contents and reliable guidance, she was selected for the YouTube Top Creator program, which is organized by Google and only includes top people in their fields, and represented Turkey in YouTubeRewind video of 2017. This year, she is again one of the youtubers selected for the Top Creator program. Her MACxMerveÖzkaynak #Summer4ever cooperation she made with MAC Cosmetics in May 2018 is the greatest influencer cooperation that has ever been made in Turkey.
YouTube Content Creator
Berk Coşkun attracted attention by making covers of popular songs with the concept of “organic music”. In addition to his organic music concept, he was followed with great interest in his Youtube channel and Instagram with his videos, which he has prepared with his fun ideas, and with his vlogs, by which he conveys his experiences. He quit Electrical and Electronics department of Yıldız Technical University and began to study Advertising at Bahçeşehir University. He reached wide audiences on YouTube and Instagram in a short time, and by making a duet with Ziynet Sali on the single “Hadi Hoppalara, he engaged in a professional music work for the first time. And recently, he performed this song with Ziynet Sali at Harbiye Açıkhava concert.He continues to develop digitally focused projects and produce content.
YouTube Content Creator
She’s the founder of “Refika’nın Mutfağı (Refika’s Kitchen)” and “Refika’nın Yemek Okulu (Refika’s School of Cooking)” Youtube channel, which embarked on a journey with the mission of becoming the largest school of cooking of Turkey, founding partner of “Refika’dan” brand, author of cookbooks and columnist, TV programmer…She conveys the subjects related to our culinary culture from daily life to her writings, gives recipes on food and life, making both creativity and local ingredients that have been forgotten and that have lost their significance, the leading actors of her recipes. On the one hand, she preserves the traditions of our rich culinary culture, and on the other hand, she breaks down its rules and creates new recipes.
Publicis One Turkey, CMO
In 2017, Kagan Yıldızalp has been appointed as Chief Media Officer responsible for Starcom, Zenith, SparkFoundry, DataWise media agencies upon merger under PublicisOne Turkey structuring of PublicisGroupe agencies.
Kağan Yıldızalp, who is a graduate of the Communication Arts Department of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of Anadolu University, has provided media planning and purchasing services to many national and international brands at Starcom since 2003. As from 2010, he undertook the position of Managing Director responsible for Digital operations of the Starcom, Mediavest and Zenith agencies in Vivaki Turkey. In 2014, he led the establishment of VivakiCreative, a company serving in the field of social media and digital creativity.
As of early 2017, he continued to work as Chief Media Officer of PublicisOne Turkey and undertook strategic structuring of DataWise, a brand specializing in digital and data analytics area, and Publicis Media Content, a brand specializing in branded content area.
He is a fan of İzmir and Foça and interested in biography and late history. He is married and has two daughters.
Garanti Bank, Media Planning and Buying Manager
In the last 8 years, she has been working at Garanti Bank. She is the Senior Director of Media at Corporate Brand Management and Marketing Communication Department of the Bank. Her 20-year experience in the field of media planning and purchasing also involved Türk Telekom, Universal McCann and Alpmedya. She graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics.
TEKNOSA, Marketing Manager
She was born in Germany in 1982. She graduated from Hasan Polatkan Anatolian High School and then from Istanbul University Department of Political Science and Public Administration. She received her Master’s degree in Brand Practices from Sabancı University. She stepped into the world of communication by working in advertising agencies. Later, she worked in the Marketing Department of the electronic retail brand Darty first as a manager and then as a Communication Manager. She joined Teknosa in 2014, and has been serving as Marketing Manager at Teknosa since 2016.