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Turkey's Aydınlık to become daily newspaper

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News | 1/21/2011 12:00:00 AM |

The weekly paper Aydınlık, which has billed itself as a defender of anti-imperialism and democracy for the past 90 years, will become a daily newspaper in March.

The weekly paper Aydınlık, which has billed itself as a defender of anti-imperialism and democracy for the past 90 years, will become a daily newspaper in March, according to a press release from the publication.

The newspaper, which was founded by Şefik Hüsnü Demir in 1921, will draw a sharp line on the United States and the European Union, convey a message of friendship on the Kurdish issue, advocate secularism and popular rule and act as a voice for those victimized in the Ergenekon case, the paper said.

Aydınlık will be a revolutionary people’s newspaper, it said, adding that its difference will become apparent with bold columnists suggesting innovative solutions and with the way it handles diverse topics such as politics, foreign news, culture, arts and sports.

Fighting against the agenda dictated by “imperialists and their collaborators,” the newspaper will reflect the agenda of society and its workers through its news-tracking style, said the press release.

Repeating their 25-year slogan “Beyond the frontiers in news,” Aydınlık said it was the freest and most libertarian newspaper in Turkey. “We know no boundaries in conveying the real news to our nation and do not censor ourselves.”

The daily version of Aydınlık will speak out on behalf of society and the individual left needy or begging and considers the labor of workers as the highest value, said the press release; the paper intends to use its daily format to motivate the masses and serve for the organization of the working class.

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