İhlas Journalism Co.
İhlas Gazetecilik (İhlas Newspaper Publishing), which owns Türkiye Newspaper as well as several printing facilities that offer printing services both in Turkey and overseas, is among the leading media companies with a strong competitive power and high brand awareness.
Having maintained the same ownership structure and publishing policy since its launch on April 22, 1970, Türkiye Newspaper revised its visual style in 2013 to reflect the slogan, “New Türkiye for the New Turkey.” Committed to the ethical principles of publishing and fundamental rights and freedoms, Türkiye Newspaper maintains a high level of quality in news coverage and content.
High Brand Awareness, Consistent Publishing Policy
With its 499 employees, experienced management team, consistent publishing policy, high brand awareness, and strong reader base, Türkiye Newspaper has considerable competitive power and ranks among the leading media corporations in the sector. Enjoying the advantage of having its own printing facilities, İhlas Gazetecilik’s printing facility in Istanbul has the capacity to print 55,000 newspapers per hour. Additionally, the Company is capable of producing additional pages featuring local news and also printing many national and local newspapers at its facilities in Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Trabzon and Antalya.
Türkiye Newspaper has a proven track record in sales because 90% of total newspapers sold per day are hand delivered to subscribers. The Company has created an integrated business model. Accordingly, all hand-delivery operations are carried out through the extensive marketing network of İhlas Pazarlama A.Ş. (İhlas Marketing), which consists of 806 sales points across Turkey. The hand-delivery method, which is commonly used around the world, and particularly in the United States and Japan, not only helps build strong bonds with readers but also ensures consistency in sales.
Publicly Traded Since 2010
İhlas Gazetecilik A.Ş. shares have been traded on BIST (Borsa Istanbul) under the ticker symbol “IHGZT ISIN” since June 14, 2010. As of year-end 2014, İhlas Media Holding and İhlas Holding respectively held 56.55% and 6.92% stakes in İhlas Gazetecilik.
Placing great importance on maintaining its corporate identity, Türkiye Newspaper constantly renews its content and layout, and is exemplary in the media industry. In early 2013, the size of the newspaper was reduced to offer readers more convenience. Without compromising its traditions and principles, Türkiye Newspaper made significant changes to its visual style and editorial staff on September 17, 2013.
“New Turkey” For The New Turkey
The revamped Türkiye Newspaper welcomed prominent writers, such as Yıldıray Oğur, Burcu Çetinkaya, Fuat Uğur and Ceren Kenar, to its editorial staff. At a time when news channels broadcast live news almost every minute and online journalism threatens newspaper circulations, Türkiye Newspaper chooses “depth” over “shallow coverage” and offers its readers “high-quality special news” with its special news service. The Newspaper also keeps its finger on the pulse of domestic and international politics, economy, health and education with its young and dynamic team based in Ankara, the capital.
With experienced sports writers such as Kemal Belgin, Sadık Söztutan, Hasan Sarıçiçek, Ömer Faruk Ünal, Öcal Uluç and Ümit Aktan on its editorial staff, the Newspaper is also an important source of sports news.
Türkiye Newspaper offers its readers balanced coverage on a wide range of topics, including the special health section and the culture and arts section, both published three days a week, and the automobile section prepared by the famous rally driver Burcu Çetinkaya.
A Steady Flow Of Advertising Revenue
Enjoying a steady flow of advertising revenue, Türkiye Newspaper collaborates with Dijital Varlıklar Company, a subsidiary of İhlas Media Holding, to further increase its internet advertising revenue. Having reached 185,000 visitors daily in 2014, www.turkiyegazetesi.com.tr, the online edition of Türkiye Newspaper, is constantly increasing its advertising revenue as well.
Printing Facilities Of İhlas Gazetecilik
The printing facilities of İhlas Gazetecilik, which were established to print the Türkiye Newspaper, have steadily grown since then by offering printing services to companies outside the Group, and have eventually become one of the major printing facilities in Turkey.
Since 1981, the facilities have been providing integrated services including prepress, printing and post-press services for newspapers, magazines, promotional materials and books, among many others.
İhlas Gazetecilik’s printing facility in Istanbul is built on a large tract of land close to Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Its central location provides easy access and hence time saving in the delivery of services. The printing facility offers its services not only to Turkish companies, but also to foreign customers in numerous countries.
In addition to its Istanbul facility, İhlas Gazetecilik has printing facilities in Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Trabzon and Antalya as well. The buildings of the printing facilities in Trabzon and Izmir were refurbished in 2014. İhlas Gazetecilik’s printing facility in Istanbul has the capacity to print 55,000 newspapers per hour. The Company also prints many national and local newspapers at its facilities located in other cities. İhlas Gazetecilik is one of the two companies that own the largest network of printing centers in Turkey.
İhlas Gazetecilik Printing Facilities in Numbers:
– In six regions with a total printing capacity of 265,000 units per hour
– The web offset printing facility in Istanbul has a printing capacity of 5 million forms per day
– American binders production capacity is 320,000 units per day
– The sheet-fed offset printing capacity of the Istanbul facility is 300,000 sheets
– Hard cover production capacity is 72,000 units per day