The independent, anti-government web portal Diken (in English: thorn) was launched in 2014 by media entrepreneur Harun Simavi as a counterweight to Turkey's predominantly pro-government media. It claims to defend democracy, fundamental rights and secularism. Some of its articles are also published in English.

Label
Political orientation Critical of the government
Frequency of publication Daily
Visits < 500.000
Online payment model All content for free
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher Keskin Kalem Yayıncılık ve Tic. A.Ş.
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 2014
Phone 0090 21 22 72 03 50
Email info@diken.com.tr
Twitter @DikenComTr