Aksiyon

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Aksiyon
Editor Bülent Korucu
Frequency Weekly
Total circulation
(2009)
40,000[1]
First issue 14 December 1994[1]
Final issue 27 July 2016
Company Feza Publications
Country Turkey
Based in Yenibosna, Istanbul
Language Turkish
Website www.aksiyon.com.tr[dead link]
ISSN 1300-8323
OCLC number 35108061

Aksiyon (English: Action) was a Turkish news magazine. The magazine was close to the Gulen movement.[2] It was established by Feza Publications in 1994. In 2008 it was described by its Today's Zaman sister newspaper as "the most widely read Turkish weekly magazine" (its nearly 40,000 circulation accounted for over half the weekly news magazine market).[3] Its circulation had increased from around 15,000 in 2001.[3] It broke some major stories including (May 1996) a secret military agreement between Turkey and Israel; and comments by Major Şefik Soyuyüce admitting the use of students to create a crisis in preparation for the 1960 Turkish coup d'état.[3]

Past editors of Aksiyon were İbrahim Karayeğen (2002–2004), Mehmet Yılmaz (2004–2008) and Bülent Korucu (from 2008).[3] Contributors included İdris Gürsoy,[4] Zafer Özcan,[5] Mehmet Baransu and Aydoğan Vatandaş.

The magazine was a member of BPA Worldwide.[6] Competitors included Tempo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feza Publications, Aksiyon Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Günter Seufert (January 2014). "Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?" (Research Paper). Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Today's Zaman, 21 December 2008, Turkish news weekly Aksiyon celebrates 15th year Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Today's Zaman, 18 February 2013, Journalist Gürsoy seeks to shed light on Özal's death, assassination attempt in new book Archived 2013-03-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Today's Zaman 10 June 2012, Journalist explores Turks’ 50 year European experience Archived 2012-11-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Aksiyon, KÜNYE Archived 2013-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.

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