|Born||Mehmet Hasan Altan
11 January 1953
|Occupation||academic economist, journalist, and author|
|Relatives||Çetin Altan (father), Ahmet Altan (brother)|
Mehmet Hasan Altan (born 11 January 1953) is a Turkish academic economist, journalist, and author of over 25 books. Describing himself as a "Marxist-liberal", he is the originator of the term "Second Republic", arguing that Turkey needs to reconstitute its republic as a true democracy. He is a strong supporter of the Accession of Turkey to the European Union.
From 1987 to November 2006 he contributed to Sabah, before moving to Star, becoming editor-in-chief. He left Star in January 2012. He has been dismissed from his paper because of government's pressures on media.
- Kanatlı Karınca, Nisan Yayınları 1985
- Süperler ve Türkiye, AFA Yayınları 1986
- Marks'tan Sevgilerle, Güneş Yayınları 1989
- Darbelerin Ekonomisi (1990)
- Kapitalizm bu köye uğramadı
- Kurtler: Seytan Soyundan Mi?
- İkinci Cumhuriyet'in Yol Hikayesi
- Puslu Demokrasi : Ergenekon Güncesi
- Marksist Liberal
- Kent Dindarlığı
- Metropolis İslam, Timas Publishing Group. ISBN 978-605-114-108-4
- Salih Sarıkaya (18 October 2014). "Turkish journalists who have lost their jobs for basically trying to perform their profession". Archived from the original on 21 October 2014.
- 'I Want the EU because it has been Transforming Us', interview in Today's Zaman, 13 December 2004
- Intellectual Mehmet Altan says EU derailment will harm Turkish public, interview in Today's Zaman, 10 January 2011
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