New English-language newspaper in Turkey

Turkey's third English-language newspaper was launched Tuesday in what its editors described as a response to increasing foreign interest in the country and an attempt to clear "unfair" perceptions of Turkey in the world.

New English-language newspaper in Turkey
Today's Zaman, which has its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city, is published by the moderate Islamist Zaman media group. Zaman means "time" in Turkish.

The 28-page color broadsheet, whose front-page logo reads, "Your way of understanding Turkey," will compete with two other English-language dailies, the Istanbul-based Turkish Daily News and the Ankara-based New Anatolian.

Turkey's troubled bid to join the European Union and its efforts to act as a bridge between East and West has recently increased international interest in this mainly Muslim but secular country.

The foreign business community, concentrated in Istanbul, has grown in recent years; Turkey's second and third largest cities, Ankara and Izmir, are also home to flourishing foreign communities and thousands of foreigners have settled on Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16