Hürriyet Daily News

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Hürriyet Daily News
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TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Demirören Media Group
EditorGökçe Aytulu
FoundedMarch 1961
Political alignmentCentre-left, political liberalism
HeadquartersHürriyet Medya Towers, Güneşli, 34212 Istanbul, Turkey
ISSN1300-0721
Websitewww.hurriyetdailynews.com

The Hürriyet Daily News, formerly Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review and Turkish Daily News, is the oldest current English-language daily in Turkey, founded in 1961. The paper was bought by the Doğan Media Group in 2001 and has been under the media group's flagship Hürriyet from 2006; both papers were sold to Demirören Holdings in 2018.[1]

Ideology[edit]

Hürriyet Daily News has generally taken a secular and liberal or centre-left position on most political issues, in contrast to Turkey's other main English-language daily, the Daily Sabah, which is closely aligned with the Justice and Development Party of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Another conservative competitor, the Gülen movement-run Today's Zaman, was shut down by the government following 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.[2]

In May 2018, the new Erdoğan-aligned owners appointed a new editor and publisher and stated that they intended to run the paper as an independent, non-partisan voice, in implicit contrast to both its previous secular orientation and the Daily Sabah.[3]

Editor[edit]

The current editor-in-chief is Gökçe Aytulu, who replaced Murat Yetkin in October 2018.

Columnists[edit]

The paper contains domestic, regional, and international news coverage, economic and cultural reporting, as well as regular opinion pieces from leading Turkish journalists and thinkers such as Mehmet Ali Birand,[4] Soner Çağaptay,[5] Nuray Mert,[6] Mustafa Akyol,[7] İlhan Tanir,[8] Burak Bekdil,[9] Sedat Ergin,[10] Semih İdiz,[11] and former editor David Judson.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New editor-in-chief, CEO take over at daily Hürriyet - Turkey News". Hürriyet Daily News.
  2. ^ Chris Johnston and agencies in Istanbul (July 27, 2016). "Turkey coup attempt: arrest warrants issued for former newspaper staff". The Guardian. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Chairman Demirören writes on Hürriyet's 'journey of democracy' - Turkey News". Hürriyet Daily News.
  4. ^ "Hürriyet Daily News - Tüm Yazıları".
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  6. ^ "Hürriyet Daily News - Tüm Yazıları".
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  12. ^ "Hürriyet Daily News - Tüm Yazıları".
  13. ^ "Hürriyet Daily News - Search Results".