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1 March 2009 in Turkish press…

 

Ciner Group is back in business. Its ambitious newspaper, Habertürk, was released today for the first time.  Editor in chief is Fatih Altaylı who is a long time professional journalist/columnist in mainstream media. High quality in print, but not much novelty in content. My first impression. I feel it will first challenge Sabah, which did belong to Ciner Group before and now owned by a pro-AKP corporate, and whose design look similar…  The paper will probably politically locate itself between pro-AKP press and anti-AKP Doğan Group dailies…

Staunch Kemalist daily’s first page was mostly blank aimed to protest AKP’s pressure on journalism. Until recently, Cumhuriyet’s existence relied on state bureacracy’s purchases for government offices and libraries… 

 

Taraf has been publishing some more leaked military documents. This time not about Ergenekon but 28 February coup. All we knew it by feeling, now some documents around… Sorts of social engineering some army officials were up to that did not work out too well in the end…

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