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|Publisher||Birgün Yayıncılık ve İletişim Tic. A.Ş.|
|Editor-in-chief||Barış İnce, İlker Yaşar|
|Founded||14 April 2004|
The paper was founded in 2004 by a group of Turkish intellectuals. The most important point of the newspaper is that it is not owned by any parent company or conglomerate.
Since its foundation, the newspaper had to face serious pressures from publishing trusts, mainly to affiliated with Doğan Media Group that owns the vast majority of the market. Whereas most of the newspapers in Turkey pay paper and publishing cost as installments, BirGün had to pay in cash. In order to afford the costs, the newspaper first launched a subscription campaign, then raised its price to 0.75 TL. As of 2012[update], the price is 1 TL.
Most of the BirGün columnists are members or sympathizers of the socialist Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP), which is a member of Party of the European Left and one of the founders of European Anti-Capitalist Left.
- Korkut Boratav
- Hrant Dink (assassinated on January 19, 2007)
- Süreyya Evren
- Ece Temelkuran
- Harun Tekin
- Zeynep Kuray
- Oğuzhan Müftüoğlu
- Sırrı Süreyya Önder
- Tarık Günersel
- Sabri Kuşkonmaz
- Şeyhmus Diken
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