Dogan to court over tax fine

Talks between Dogan Yayin Holding and Turkish tax authorities on settling a record TL4.8 billion ($3.2bn) fine have failed and Turkey’s main media group is goinf to court.
The fine and other regulatory setbacks followed a row between Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, and Aydin Dogan, the group’s billionaire owner, over critical coverage of the government. The failure of talks means Dogan Yayin, whose assets include influential TV channels and the country’s top-selling Hurriyet newspaper, must now contest the fine in court.