Last updated
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Demirören Holding
Political alignment Social Democracy
Language Turkish
City İstanbul
Circulation 127,586 [1]
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Vatan ("Homeland" or "Motherland") is a Turkish daily newspaper founded in 2002 by the Doğan Media Group. The paper was purchased by DK (Demirören & Karacan) Corporation in April 2011 and was totally acquired by Demirören Holding a few months later. [2]

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As of March 2011, Vatan had the 15th highest circulation in Turkey at 111,489. [3]

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  1. "Tiraj - MedyaTava - Yazmadıysa Doğru Değildir". 7 March 2016.
  2. "Milliyet ve Vatan tamamen Demirören'in oldu". 8 February 2012.
  3. Medya Tava Circulation figures Web: Medya Tava March 8, 2011 Archived March 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine