Aksiyon

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Aksiyon
EditorIdris Gürsoy
FrequencyWeekly
Total circulation
(2009)
40,000[1]
First issue14 December 1994[1]
Final issue27 July 2016
CompanyFeza Publications
CountryTurkey
Based inYenibosna, Istanbul
LanguageTurkish
Websitewww.aksiyon.com.tr[dead link]
ISSN1300-8323
OCLC35108061

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), Bülent Korucu (from 2008)and the last editor Idris Gursoy (2016).[3] Contributors included İdris Gürsoy,[4] Zafer Özcan,[5] Mehmet Baransu and Aydoğan Vatandaş.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feza Publications, Aksiyon Archived 3 March 2016 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 5 March 2016 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 18 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Today's Zaman 10 June 2012, Journalist explores Turks’ 50 year European experience Archived 10 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Aksiyon, KÜNYE Archived 8 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine

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