Milliyet

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Milliyet (Turkish for "nationality") is a major Turkish daily newspaper founded in 1950.

Milliyet came to publishing life at the Nuri Akça press in Babıali, Istanbul as a daily private newspaper on 3 May 1950. Its owner was Ali Naci Karacan.

For a number of years the person who made his mark on the paper as the editor in chief was the colossal name of Turkish press, Abdi İpekçi. İpekçi managed to raise the standards of the Turkish press by introducing his journalistic criteria. On February 1, 1979, İpekçi was murdered by Mehmet Ali Ağca, who would later attempt to assassinate the Pope John Paul II.

On October 6, 1980, the Karacan family relinquished the paper to Aydın Doğan, the foremost media mogul in Turkey.

Since 1994, Milliyet has abandoned its stable journalism established by Abdi İpekçi for an editorial line akin to that of Hürriyet. For example, its Internet edition often incorporates sensational material from The Sun and Daily Mail. There is a tremendous amount of overlap among the daily coverage, such as identical articles and photographs.

On September 2009, Milliyet opened its digital archive and becoming the first Turkish newspaper to do so.

Milliyet was published by the same media conglomerate, Doğan Medya, which publishes Hürriyet, Radikal and several others until 2011. The paper was purchased by DK (Demirören&Karacan) Corporation on April 2011....
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