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Star (Star Gazetesi) is a high-circulation Turkish newspaper. It was established in 1999 by Star Media Group, drawing on the brand of the group's Star TV channel.

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Star Media Group
Political alignmentPro-AKP
Circulation134,000 (May 2013)[1] Edit this at Wikidata

In 2004 Star was seized by the Turkish government, along with the other assets of the Uzan Group (which owned the Star Media Group). The paper was transferred to the TMSF, and then sold to Ali Özmen Safa in 2006.[2] Ethem Sancak became the sole owner in 2008, having previously become a part-owner with Safa and Hasan Doğan.[3] It is now again part of the Star Media Group, which was acquired by Fettah Tamince and Tevhit Karakaya in 2009/10.[4]

Star's columnists include Şamil Tayyar.


  1. ^ Circulation
  2. ^ "Star newspaper sold to KKTC businessman". Hurriyet Daily News. 26 January 2006. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Ethem Sancak, Star'ın tek patronu oluyor" [Ethem Sancak becomes Star's only boss]. Vatan (in Turkish). 8 May 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Turkey Approves 50 Pct Sale Of Star Media To Azerbaijan's SOCAR". 30 May 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2019.

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