Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Koza İpek Holding
Editor Erhan Başyurt[1]
Founded 6 September 2005[1]
Political alignment Gülenism
Language Turkish
Ceased publication 29 February 2016
City İstanbul
Country Turkey
Circulation 110,000 (2013)[2]
Website www.bugun.com.tr[dead link]

Bugün (English: Today) was a Turkish daily newspaper. It was established in 2005. Columnists have included Cengiz Çandar, Ahmet Almaz and Toktamış Ateş.

Bugün was founded in January 2003 as Dünden Bugüne Tercüman, an attempt to resurrect Tercüman. It was renamed in 2005. The paper belonged to the Koza Ipek Holding, a conglomerate considered to belong to the network of followers of the U.S.-based preacher Fethullah Gülen.[3] During the 2010s, the paper was aligned with the conservative positions of the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP),[4] but after a rift in 2013 it started criticizing the AKP and in 2015 was perceived to suffer pressure as part of the media opposed to the Government.[5]


  1. ^ a b Press, Turkish (2011-06-06). "Turkish Media Guide: Brief information about leading Turkish newspapers". Turkishpressguide.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  2. ^ "Tiraj". Medyatava. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  3. ^ Bloomberg, 2015, [1]
  4. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 2008, Turkey's Koza Davetiye buys broadcaster Kanalturk
  5. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 2015, Appointment of trustee panel for Koza İpek holding creates uproar in Turkey

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