Posta (newspaper)

Last updated
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Doğan Media Group
Founded23 January 1995 (1995-01-23)
Political alignmentnone
Language Turkish
City İstanbul
Circulation 466.983 [1]

Posta is a mass market Turkish daily newspaper, with the second highest circulation in Turkey. It began publication in 1995 and its first issue was released on January 23. Posta had a daily circulation of approximately 516,000 in 2009. [2] the newspaper is published in Istanbul by Doğan Holding, which also used to own (1994-2018) other major Turkish newspapers including Hürriyet. [3] [4]

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Editorial line

The paper's editorial line has been described as tabloid, similar to the New York Daily News or Daily Mirror , appealing to broad audiences with more attention paid to entertainment and gossip than politics and economics. [5]

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