Number of newspapers, magazines published see 7.9 percent decline in 2016 in Turkey
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyThe number of newspapers and magazines published and circulated annually saw a decline in Turkey in 2016 when compared with figures from 2015, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on July 26.
The number of newspapers and magazines published in 2016 were 6,265 in the country, a 7.9 percent decrease compared with 2015. Some 59.7 percent of them were magazines, according to TÜİK.
It said the total annual circulation of newspapers and magazines in the country decreased by 20 percent year-on-year in 2016, with the number of newspapers and magazines circulated in 2016 being 1.705 billion, around 94 percent of which was from newspapers.
TÜİK figures showed 6.6 percent of the newspapers published in 2016 were national, constituting 82 percent share of the total annual newspaper circulation.
The remaining 18 percent of the newspapers circulated were local and regional, accounting for 93.3 percent of all printed newspapers.
Last year, 54.8 percent of the magazines published were national ones, which contributed to 71.6 percent of the total annual magazine circulation.
TÜİK also said 90 percent of the total annual newspaper circulation was made up of daily newspapers, while 56 percent of the total annual magazine circulation was monthly magazines.
Some 86.9 percent of the newspapers had political and news content, 2.9 percent had sector-specific and professional content, while only 2.1 percent of them covered local news.
Three most popular contents in magazines published in 2016 included sector-specific and professional material with 18.1 percent, academic with 13.3 percent, and education and exam-related material with 7.5 percent.
The TÜİK data also revealed that the number of newspapers and magazines published in both Turkish and English languages was 770, of which 10 newspapers and 90 magazines were only in English language.