Sabah (newspaper)

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Sabah, amongst other newspapers
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Turkuaz Media Group
Founder(s) Dinç Bilgin
Publisher Kalyon Group
Editor-in-chief Erdal Şafak
Associate editor Metin Yüksel
Founded 22 April 1985; 30 years ago (1985-04-22)
Political alignment Pro-government
Social conservatism
Right wing
Language Turkish
Headquarters Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Circulation Rise 305.714[1]
Sister newspapers Yeni Asır, Takvim, Fotomaç

Sabah is a Turkish daily newspaper, with a circulation of around 330,000 as of 2011. Its name means "morning" in Turkish.

The newspaper was founded by Dinç Bilgin on 22 April 1985.

In 2007, the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seized the newspaper, citing a legal document that had not been disclosed to authorities when Sabah was sold in 2001. Some of the newspaper's staffers were fired, and the paper was then sold to the Turkuaz Media Group of the company Çalık Holding, whose CEO, Ahmet Çalık, was Erdoğan's son-in-law. According to Aslı Aydıntaşbaş (tr), who was Sabah's Ankara bureau chief until the takeover, from then on the newspaper took on "an unwavering pro-government line."[2]

The Kalyon Group took over the newspaper in 2013.[3]

Kalyon Group is the current publisher, while Erdal Şafak is the editor-in-chief.[4]

Sabah has published The New York Times International Weekly on Sundays since 2009. This 8-page supplement features a selection of articles from The New York Times translated into Turkish. The partnership with the New York Times was finished in 2014 without any formal explanation given.

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  1. ^ "Newspaper Circulation Table". 2014-11-10. 
  2. ^ Turkey's War on the Press, Asli Aydintasbas, The Wall Street Journal, 18 September 2009
  3. ^ "Turkish media group Sabah-ATV sold to Kalyon group". Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Künye". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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