Today's Zaman

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Today's Zaman Newspaper
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Feza Inc.
Editor Bülent Keneş
Founded 2007
Political alignment Gülen movement
Headquarters Fevzi Cakmak Mah. A. Taner Kislali Cad. No:6 34194 Bahcelievler, Istanbul, Turkey
Official website www.todayszaman.com

Today's Zaman is one of three English-language dailies based in Turkey. Established on January 16, 2007, the newspaper's main competitors are the older Hürriyet Daily News and Good Morning Turkey.

Today's Zaman includes domestic and international coverage and regularly publishes topical supplements.

While having taken over the role of the English-language edition of Turkish daily Zaman, Today’s Zaman has its own, independent editorial staff.[citation needed] Its contributors include cartoonist Cem Kızıltuğ.

Editors[edit]

  • Chief Executive Officer: Ekrem Dumanlı (editor-in-chief of Zaman)
  • Editor-in-Chief: Bülent Keneş
  • Managing Editors: Okan Udo Bassey - Celil Sağır - Fatma Demirelli (Diplomacy)
  • Ankara Representative: Abdullah Bozkurt
  • Business News Editor: Ergin Hava
  • Web Editor: Şule Kulu
  • Culture & Arts Editor: Yasemin Gürkan
  • Features Editor: Pınar Hilal Vurucu
  • Chief Copy Editor: Helen P. Betts
  • General Manager: Faruk Kardıç
  • Chief Marketing Officer: Ali Demirhisar
  • Lead Social Media Editor: Salih Sarıkaya[1]

Criticism[edit]

Today's Zaman, along with its parent Turkish-language paper Zaman, is operated by the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen's religious Gülen movement,[2][3] but Gülen himself is not the owner.[4] There have been numerous claims that the daily's editorial policy reflects and advances the movement's political objectives on Turkey and the countries in which the movement has political and social interests.[5]

Today's Zaman and Zaman are often criticized by both pro-government and opposition media outlets for publishing biased opinions and news. After the recent the split between Gülen's religious organization and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (AKP), critics have said that the purpose of the daily is to create a negative perception of the AKP government and a positive perception of the Gülen movement and Gülen himself.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Zaman
  2. ^ a b Arsu, Sebnem; Mackey, Robert (8 February 2014). "Turkey Deports Journalist for Criticizing Government on Twitter". The New York Times. "Today’s Zaman is affiliated with the Gulen movement." 
  3. ^ Milliyet
  4. ^ Asharq Alawsat
  5. ^ European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions, Georgios Terzis, 2008, Intellect books.

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