Editor-in-Chief's Statement


Valued Friends;

One of the most important criteria in the media world is stability. The line of stability in the publication life of newspapers is the basic indicator of the future and this indicator always makes the institution to which the newspaper belongs, constantly distinctive among its peers …

The Türkiye Newspaper, which has completed its 44th year in publication is excellent in this respect. It is the only newspaper which has made it to the present day without ever changing ownership from the day that it was established!.. Informing the public and guiding them when necessary is no doubt a very important mission which also involves a serious responsibility. The head spinning speed in the field of communication and the technological developments that race along make it necessary to implement a more careful and sensitive approach when it comes to conveying information to the public. Just like in the case of an arrow that has shot forth from its bow, once news is out there is no going back…

This is the precise point where institutions which have a genuine respect for the community and their values are fully confident. The Türkiye Newspaper has always been defined by its readers as a newspaper that PROVIDES PEACE to its readers and has made itself a place in the media world. As it was yesterday and will be today and tomorrow, this unique feature of our Newspaper will never change. The Türkiye Newspaper will never adopt or apply and style of publication that would contradict the values of our people. Respect for the values of our people and patriotism are our main principles…

The Türkiye Newspaper adopts and implements objective journalism which is an unchanging law of this profession. It is for this reason that the newspaper does not take sides in conflicts. Respect is shown to subjective interpretations in legal framework. However the newspaper is never an instrument in the militant approach of some individuals who are politically and ideologically prejudiced trying to appear as if they are on the side of righteousness and justice. This newspaper puts forth its own assessment in the face of thoughts and attitudes being presented as if they are generally correct…

There is no need to try to get close to or appear on the side of anyone while making this assessment. This decisive stance of the Türkiye Newspaper has made it serve as a school throughout its publication history. It should be emphasized that this aspect is not so popular in the world of the “Sublime Porte”!.. Yes, the Türkiye Newspaper is such a paper and will continue without straying from its path. We should point out here that we are well aware that the readers are the strongest support in staying on this path. Our benchmark is the reader’s opinion. Our newspaper, which portrays the world of ideas as described, implements its own individual resources and wealth cleverly in economic competition. In an atmosphere where the media has been affected deeply by the local and global economic crisis, the Türkiye Newspaper is setting serious goals for the future and meticulously building the roads that lead to these goals. We are bringing to life a comprehensive program to achieve better quality print, more colorful pages and a more appealing newspaper. With this program we will take care of the printing issues for the next twenty years. Thus we will reinforce the competitive edge of classic journalism against the electronic media while at the same time we will design a digital broadcasting medium in the framework of our present conditions and needs …

We will continue with resolution and decisiveness on the enlightened path that the late Enver Ören set out for us in the last forty four years. While making these commitments we have faith that you will continue to be our greatest supporters!

My deepest regards…

İsmail Kapan
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chief Editor