Daily newspaper


Taraf was a liberal paper owned by the brothers Başar and Savaş Arslan. After its launch in 2007 it quickly became the country's most important investigative media outlet. Initially its reporting was favourable towards the AKP government but it later became very critical of the government. On 27 July 2016 it was closed down per government decree. Its ex-editor-in-chief Ahmet Altan was arrested in September 2016 and convicted of complicity in the attempted coup of 15 July 2016, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Political orientation Liberal
Circulation 55,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication Daily
Online payment model All content for free
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher Alkım Gazetecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret / Başar Arslan
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 2007
Address Misbah Muhayyeş Damga ve Neşet Ömer Sok. No:23-25, 34710 Kadıköy, Istanbul
Phone 0090 21 63 48 99 22
Email haber@taraf.com.tr
Twitter @Taraf_Medya