History

  • Türkiye Newspaper was established on April 22, 1970 by  Dr. Enver Ören under the name “Hakikat”.
  • On April 30, 1972 the name “Hakikat” was changed to “Türkiye”.
  • After meeting Asahi Shimbun in the FIEJ (World Association of Newspapers) conference in Japan, Dr. Enver Ören started distribution of the newspaper by hand delivery in 1978.
  • In 1980 marketing activities started with the establishment of a newspaper distribution organization.
  • In 1981 the Company established its own offset printing facilities.
  • On October 1st 1982, the first issue of Türkiye Newspaper’s Children’s Magazine was published.
  • On May 1st 1982, the English supplement “Made in Turkey” began life.
  • In 1983 the Company started manufacturing products in Ankara, Adana, Erzurum and Samsun facilities.
  • In 1985 Türkiye Newspaper raised its number of pages from 8 to 12 and reached a circulation of 119 thousand.
  • In 1986 its circulation reached 300 thousand.
  • In 1989 Türkiye Newspaper extended its number of pages from 12 to 16.
  • It was in print in Europe (Frankfurt) starting from February 3rd 1987.
  • On March 17, 1987 it was chosen as “Newspaper of the Year” by the Turkish Press Association.
  • On October 24, 1987 Türkiye Newspaper was quoted as the second biggest company among the large companies in publishing in a research by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry.
  • On March 28,1988 the Izmir Printing Facility started its operations.
  • On November 29, 1990 the paper had net sales of 1,361,553, still stands for record hard to beat, at the sector.
  • In 1990 Ankara printing facility was renewed.
  • In 1991 the Newspaper started to be prepared in a computerized system and then sent to printing facilities online.
  • In 1998 the Newspaper moved to İhlas Media Plaza, one of the most modern and largest media centers in Turkey.
  • Parallel to the general structuring tendencies of newspaper and distribution companies, Samsun Printing Facility moved to Trabzon in 2001 and in 2000 Erzurum Printing Facility moved to Antalya.
  • On December 3, 2008 Service Adequacy Certificate was given by TSE.
  • On August 21, 2009 ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification was given by Alberk QA.
  • On August 15, 2000 İhlas Gazetecilik A.Ş. was established. After that date, Türkiye Newspaper started to be published by İhlas Gazetecilik A.Ş.
  • On April 22, 2010 Türkiye Newspaper celebrated its 40th anniversary. In these past 40 years, with its fully owned structure and publishing criteria, Türkiye Newspaper has continued operations as the only national newspaper that has not changed at all since the first day.
  • After the procedures for its public offering were completed, stocks started trading on the ISE (Istanbul Stock Exchange) under the code IHGZT ISIN on June 14, 2010.
  • On December 1, 2011 İhlas Gazetecilik A.Ş. was awarded the prize (IQC-International Quality Crown) by the scope of QC100 Total Quality Management Model at Gold Category.
  • The Enterprise Resource Planning System was launched as of January 01, 2012.
  • On July 11, 2012 our newspaper was awarded the prize “Quality Star” at the International Consumer Summit organized by the World Consumer Academy.
  • October 22, 2012 İhlas Gazetecilik 2011 Annual Report came second in the “Vision Awards” competition organized by LACP, the world’s most prestigious public relations platform.
  • In 2013, the size of the Newspaper was reduced to offer readers more convenience.
  • On January 3, 2013 ISO 14001 : 2004 Environmental Management System Certificate was given by Alberk QA.
  • On July 30, 2013 OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certifcate was given by Alberk QA.
  • On September 17, 2013, Türkiye Newspaper’s logo was revised to emphasize its dynamism, and the Newspaper further strengthened its editorial staff with the acquisition of prominent writers.
  • On August 22, 2014 FSC® Chain Of Custody Certificate was given by SGS.
  • On December 31, 2014, İhlas Gazetecilik A.Ş. became a partner of İhlas Haber Ajansı A.Ş. (İhlas News Agency)