Last updated
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Koza İpek Holding
Editor Erhan Başyurt [1]
Founded 6 September 2005 [1]
Political alignment Gülenism
Language Turkish
Ceased publication 29 February 2016
City İstanbul
Country Turkey
Circulation 110,000 (2013) [2]
Website www.bugun.com.tr [ dead link ]

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