Today's Zaman

Today's Zaman
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Feza Publications
Editor Sevgi Akarcesme[1]
Founded 2007 (2007)
Ceased publication July 2016
Headquarters Bahcelievler, Istanbul, Turkey

Today's Zaman (Zaman is Turkish for 'time' or 'age') was an English-language daily based in Turkey. Established on 17 January 2007, was the English-language edition of the Turkish daily Zaman, Today's Zaman included domestic and international coverage, and regularly publishes topical supplements. Its contributors include cartoonist Cem Kızıltuğ.

On 4 March 2016, a state administrator was appointed to run Zaman as well as Today's Zaman.[2] It is widely believed that the Turkish government's appointment of trustees to a number of media organizations was an attempt to silence critical voices of the government. Since an infamous series of corruption investigations went public on 17 December 2013 which targeted high ranked government officials, the Turkish government has been putting pressure on media organizations that are critical of it. As of 9 March 2016, the website of Today's Zaman had not been updated since 5 March, while all archived articles prior to March 2016 were put offline.


  1. Akarcesme, Sevgi. "Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Despotic Zeal." New York Times. 8 March 2016. 8 March 2016.
  2. "Turkish Daily's First Edition after Government Takeover Adopts pro-erdogan Line". Haaretz. Retrieved 7 March 2016.

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