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Radikal ("Radical") was a daily liberal Turkish language newspaper, published in Istanbul. It has been published since 1996 by Aydın Doğan's Doğan Media Group. Despite only having a circulation of around 25,000 (July 2013), it was considered one of the most influential Turkish newspapers.
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Doğan Media Group
EditorEyüp Can
Founded13 October 1996
Political alignmentLiberal
Social liberalism
Ceased publication25 March 2016
HeadquartersBağcılar, Istanbul
Circulation25,330 (July 2013)[1]
Radikal did not endorse a particular political alignment but it was generally considered by the public as a social liberal newspaper. It was praised for its culture, arts, and interview sections, as well as columnists such as M. Serdar Kuzuloğlu, Hakkı Devrim, Yıldırım Türker, Türker Alkan, Tarhan Erdem, Cengiz Çandar, and Altan Öymen. Hasan Celal Güzel, former minister of national education, Murat Yetkin, and Mustafa Akyol, son of Taha Akyol, also write for Radikal.
On 22 March 2016, it was announced that the newspaper was shutting down by the end of the month due to financial reasons.[2]
Radikal was founded in 1996, and "within a decade ... had become one of the most influential newspapers in the country, especially renowned for its top-drawer columnists and its coverage of intellectual debates". Its circulation, however, remained relatively low.[3]
In 2004 Radikal was awarded the Turk Democracy Associations "Democracy Media Award" (jointly with Zaman).[4][5]
In 2007, Serkan Özkaya, Orhan Pamuk and Sezen Aksu each became Radikal's temporary editors-in-chief for a day.[6][7]
The Dogan Group's economics daily Referans was merged into Radikal in 2010, with Referans​editor-in-chief Eyüp Can becoming editor-in-chief of the combined paper, replacing İsmet Berkan. Later in 2010 the paper moved to a tabloid format and introduced new columnists Dilek Kurban of TESEV, Cüneyt Özdemir, and Sırrı Süreyya Önder.[8][9]
The newspaper stopped printing on 21 June 2014 and was published only digitally,[10] before it was shut abruptly shut down in March 2016. On 4 April 2016, its columnists published their farewell articles on its webpage, reflecting on Radikal's past 20 years.[11]
Radikal has the following sections, among others:
The paper also publishes four supplements:
Radikal publishes an online edition with the printed articles, updated daily including "Sıcak Haber" (Hot News), a section of breaking news.
Notable contributors
  1. ^ medyatava.com, 01.07.2013 - 07.07.2013 Haftası Tiraj Tablosu, accessed 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Radikal kapanıyor". Birgün. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ Rafis Abazov (2009), Culture and Customs of Turkey, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 77
  4. ^ Today's Zaman, 11 February 2004, Zaman Shares 'Democracy Award' With RadikalArchived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Today's Zaman, 28 February 2004, Zaman Wins Democracy and Human Rights AwardArchived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 8 January 2007, Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk is editor-in-chief for a day at Radikal
  7. ^ Radikal, 16 January 2007, Sanatçılar Sezen Aksu'nun Radikal'ini saklanacaklar arasına koydu bile! Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 15 October 2010, Brave new approach by Turkish daily Radikal
  9. ^ Today's Zaman, 18 October 2010, Radikal greets readers with new size, columnistsArchived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Radikal, 13 June 2015
  11. ^ "Yazarlar". Radikal. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  12. ^ International Press Institute, ipiworldcongress.com, IPI World Congress 2013 Archived 2013-07-17 at archive.today
External links
Radikal official website (in Turkish)
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