In recent weeks Turkey's government and the country's largest independent media group, Dogan Holding, have been in the midst of a fierce battle over media coverage of a high-profile corruption case taking place in a German court.
Dogan Holding operates in TV, radio broadcasting, print and online media. Dogan publishes seven newspapers including Hurriyet, Milliyet, Radikal, Posta, Fanatik, Referans and Turkish Daily News.
The Dogan family holds the presidency of the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, Tusaid. For the last six years Tusaid has provided much needed support, international and domestic legitimacy Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP). However, over the past few months, their relationship has begun to sour.