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Turun Sanomat is the leading regional newspaper of the region of Finland Proper. It is published in the region's capital, Turku, and is read daily by about 280 000 people, or 70% of the inhabitants, in the city and its surrounding municipalities, making it the third most widely read morning newspaper in Finland (after Helsingin Sanomat and Aamulehti). The paper has been published since 1904, and is officially politically independent and non-aligned since 1961. Turun Sanomat was founded as supporter of the liberal Young Finnish Party and is still active in the Young Finn Newspaper Association.
The newspaper publishes two weekly supplements, Treffi (on entertainment, and containing the following week's TV programmes) and Extra, the monthly TS Talous (with in-depth economic coverage), and 24 different TS Teema -supplements (lifestyle). It also operates its own printing press and the local television channel Turku TV. The current executive editor of Turun Sanomat is Kari Vainio.
- Jukka Holmberg (2004), Etusivun politiikkaa Yhteiskunnallisten toimijoiden representointi suomalaisissa sanomalehtiuutisissa 1987-2003