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Taraf is a liberal quality paper owned by the brothers Başar and Savaş Arslan. After its launch in 2007 it quickly became the country's most important investigative medium. Some of Taraf's more prominent employees are accused of having close ties to the Gülen movement. In the beginning its reporting was favourable towards the government but it is now known for being critical of the government.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal
Circulation: 55,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Daily
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher: Alkım Gazetecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret / Başar Arslan
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 2007

Misbah Muhayyeş Damga ve Neşet Ömer Sok. No:23-25, 34710 Kadıköy, Istanbul
Phone: 0090 216 348 9922
Twitter: @Taraf_Medya

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1.  Taraf - Turkey | 04/11/2015

AKP more brutal as its power grows

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Monday that his AK Party's election win was a victory for democracy and that the rights of all ... » more

2.  Taraf - Turkey | 06/10/2015

Exodus to Europe: Turkey can't hold back migrants

Even if Turkey steps up its border protection in exchange for the EU financing its refugee camps it won't stop refugees from reaching Europe, the ... » more

3.  Taraf - Turkey | 27/08/2015

Turkey should rely on the EU rather than China

The crisis in China shows the difficulties that the rising economic power is experiencing, according to the liberal daily Taraf, which suggests that Turkey should ... » more

4.  Taraf - Turkey | 09/08/2015

Hollande seeking military deals with Egypt

French President François Hollande attended the opening of an extension to the Suez Canal in Egypt last week. France had also participated in the construction ... » more

5.  Taraf - Turkey | 24/03/2015

AKP will never make peace with Kurds

The jailed leader of the PKK Abdullah Öcalan appealed to his supporters to begin a new era of peace with Turkey on the Kurdish new ... » more

6.  Taraf - Turkey | 13/01/2015

Islam provides sanctuary to losers

The poor image Islam has in the West is justified to the extent that an enlightened approach to it frequently seems to be lacking, the ... » more

7.  Taraf - Turkey | 26/11/2014

Turkey must penalise anti-Semitism

The governor of the western Turkish city of Edirne announced last Friday that after renovation the city's synagogue will no longer be a house of ... » more

8.  Taraf - Turkey | 21/11/2014

Gezi referendum only democratic at first glance

Istanbul's mayor Kadir Topbaş announced on Wednesday a referendum on the future of Gezi Park. But that sounds more democratic than it really is, the ... » more

9.  Taraf - Turkey | 13/11/2014

Gas dispute gives Cyprus talks fresh impetus

The gas reserves in the Mediterranean have increased tensions between Cyprus and Turkey in recent weeks because both sides claim the right to the resource. ... » more

10.  Taraf - Turkey | 28/10/2014

AKP government driving out Turkish elite

In view of an increasingly authoritarian government and restrictions on the freedom of opinion, more and more educated Turks are considering moving abroad, the liberal ... » more


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