onkOsman N. Karaca was born on 11th June 1923 in Ayvalık, a small town on the Aegean coast of Turkey. After graduating from Lycée de Galatasaray, he studied at Université de Lausanne. He worked in journalism until 1962. He worked as Editor-in-chief at daily newspapers, Istanbul Ekspres, Yeni Sabah and Aksam. He taught “journalism ethics” at Istanbul University Journalism Institute (Communication Faculty of today) between 1962 and 1982. In 1959 he founded the first and largest copyright agency of Turkey, ONK Agency. In 1973, he founded Mag Media, a television distribution company as a subsidiary of the agency. Karaca has served as a board member at Milliyet Newspaper and Turkish Journalists’ Association. For many years, he worked as President of Selection and Registration Committee at Galatasaray Sports Club. He was a member of International Theatre Institute (ITI) and International Press Institute (IPI). Karaca passed away on 16th December 2013. He was married to Güler Karaca since 1959, father of two sons and grandfather of one grandson.



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