|Owner(s)||Ciner Media Group|
|Founded||1 March 2009|
|Political alignment|| Nationalism |
Habertürk (literally: "News Turkish"), abbreviated as HT, is a high-circulation Turkish newspaper. It was established on March 1, 2009 by Ciner Media Group, drawing on the brand of Ciner's Habertürk TV. The current editor-in-chief is Gülin Çelikler.
Ciner Media Group is a Turkish media conglomerate established in 2007, part of the Ciner Holding conglomerate. Among other properties it owns the Habertürk newspaper, Habertürk TV and Habertürk Radyo, and the television stations Show TV, Show Türk and ShowMax TV. It co-owns the television station Bloomberg HT. It also publishes a range of magazines, including Turkish editions of international magazines such as FHM.
Habertürk TV is a Turkish nationwide TV channel established in 2001 by Turkish journalist Ufuk Güldemir. It is owned by the Ciner Media Group. In 2009 Ciner created the Habertürk newspaper, drawing on Habertürk TV's brand.
The newspaper sold on its first day of publication 360,000 copies. At 10 hours local time, the first issue was outsold. The next day's circulation totaled to 202,000. The newspaper ranked that day fifth following the dailies Hürriyet (448,296), Sabah (420,148), Milliyet (204,477) and Vatan (204,154).At its first publishing anniversary in 2010, the newspaper sold 380,000 copies, breaking its own record.
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Habertürk comes out on weekdays with supplements HT Ekonomi (economy), HT Spor (sport), HT Magazin+Bulmaca (magazin plus crossword) and HT İstanbul/Ankara/İzmir (regionals). On weekends HT Cumartesi (Saturday) and HT Pazar (Sunday) supplements are added. On Sundays, HT Kariyer (Human resources) and HT Tarih (History) supplements are added without charge.
There are 22 columnists at the main newspaper. In addition, 19 columnists are writing for HT Spor, eleven for HT Magazin, twelve for HT Ekonomi and four more for the regional and weekend supplements. The total number of the staff is 68.
Notable columnists are:
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