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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Birgün Yayıncılık ve İletişim Tic. A.Ş.
Editor-in-chief Barış İnce, İlker Yaşar
Founded 14 April 2004 (2004-04-14)
Political alignment Socialism
Language Turkish
Headquarters Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul
Circulation 26,958 [1]

BirGün (One Day) is an Istanbul-based Turkish left-wing daily.

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.

BirGün‍ '​s headquarters in Istanbul

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, 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.



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