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

Criticism[edit]

Today's Zaman, along with its parent Turkish-language paper Zaman, is often criticized by both pro-government and opposition media outlets for publishing biased opinions and news.[citation needed] After the recent the split between the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen's religious Gülen movement and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (AKP), critics claim the purpose of the daily is creating a negative perception on the AKP government.[citation needed] The daily is strongly linked to and is thought to be operated by the Gülen movement,[1] but Gülen himself is not the owner.[2] There are also claims that the editorial policy reflects and advances the movement's political objectives on Turkey and the countries which the movement has political and social interests.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milliyet
  2. ^ Asharq Alawsat
  3. ^ European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions, Georgios Terzis, 2008, Intellect books.

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