Turkey’s Kanal D Int’l names former A+E, Medyavizyon exec as head

Ekin Koyuncu

Turkish distributor Kanal D International (KDI) has promoted one of its existing execs to replace outgoing CEO Kerim Emrah Turna.

Ekin Koyuncu will oversee all operations for the Ruthless City (Zalim İstanbul) distributor, which is owned by Kanal D, the Turkish broadcaster that is part of Demirören Media.

Koyuncu has worked in distribution for more than a decade and was most recently responsible for KDI’s sales operations in Central & Eastern Europe. She will continue to manage that region, in addition to her wider remit.

Koyuncu has previously had stints at Turkish sales firms including Medyavizyon and also worked for A+E Network’s global media and entertainment brand, Lifetime TV, in Turkey.

Her arrival follows news on Friday that Turna would be stepping down as executive director at KDI after 15 years with the company. His next move is not yet known.

 

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