Sabah (newspaper)

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Sabah
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Sabah, amongst other newspapers
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Turkuaz Media Group
Founder(s) Dinç Bilgin
Publisher Ahmet Çalık
Editor-in-chief Erdal Şafak
Associate editor Metin Yüksel
Founded 22 April 1985; 28 years ago (1985-04-22)
Language Turkish
Headquarters Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Circulation 322.704 [1]
Sister newspapers Yeni Asır, Takvim, Fotomaç
Official website www.sabah.com.tr

Sabah is a popular Turkish daily newspaper, with a circulation of around 330,000 as of 2011. Its name means "morning" in Turkish language deriving from Arabic. Sabah identifies its policy as defense of democracy, free market and human rights.[citation needed] It has been described as a "major pro-government newspaper".[2]

The newspaper was founded by Dinç Bilgin on 22 April 1985.

In 2007, the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seized the newspaper, citing a legal document that had not been disclosed to authorities when Sabah was sold in 2001. Some of the newspaper's staffers were fired, and the paper was then sold to the Turkuaz Media Group of the company Çalık Holding, whose CEO, Ahmet Çalık, was Erdoğan's son-in-law. According to Asli Aydintasbas, who was Sabah's Ankara bureau chief until the takeover, from then on the newspaper took on "an unwavering pro-government line."[3]

Ahmet Çalık is the current publisher, while Erdal Şafak is the editor-in-chief.[4]

Sabah has published The New York Times International Weekly on Sundays since 2009. This 8-page supplement features a selection of articles from The New York Times translated into Turkish.

Notable contributors (past and present)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiraj". Medyatava. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Police Retreat in Istanbul as Protests Expand Through Turkey". NY Times. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Turkey's War on the Press, Asli Aydintasbas, The Wall Street Journal, 18 September 2009
  4. ^ "Künye". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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