Özgür Gündem

Daily newspaper


Özgür Gündem was a pro-Kurdish daily. Ever since it was founded in 1992 the Turkish authorities regarded it as a mouthpiece for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), even though it also published reports that were critical of the party. It was banned several times and frequently changed its name. It claimed that in the 20 years since it was first founded 20 of its journalists had been murdered at work. In August 2016 it was banned for spreading PKK propaganda and many members of its staff were arrested.

Political orientation pro-Kurdish
Circulation 30,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication Daily
Online payment model All content for free
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher Ziya Çiçekci
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1992
Address Katip Mustafa Çelebi Mah.,Maç Sok. No:15, Tarlabaşı/İstanbul
Phone 0090 21 22 51 86 54
Email eposta@ozgur-gundem.com
Twitter @yenigundeminiz