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Milliyet (Turkish for “nationality”) is a major Turkish daily newspaper founded in 1950.
Milliyet came to publishing life at the Nuri Akca press in Bab?ali, Istanbul as a daily private newspaper on 3 May 1950. Its owner was Ali Naci Karacan.
For a number of years the person who made his mark on the paper as the editor in chief was the colossal name of Turkish press, Abdi Ipekci. Ipekci managed to raise the standards of the Turkish press by introducing his journalistic criteria. On February 1, 1979, Ipekci was murdered by Mehmet Ali Agca, who would later attempt to assassinate the Pope John Paul II.
On October 6, 1980, the Karacan family relinquished the paper to Ayd?n Dogan, the foremost media mogul in Turkey.
Since 1994, Milliyet has abandoned its stable journalism established by Abdi Ipekci for an editorial line akin to that of Hurriyet. For example, its Internet edition often incorporates sensational material from The Sun and Daily Mail. There is a tremendous amount of overlap among the daily coverage, such as identical articles and photographs.
Milliyet is published by the same media conglomerate, Dogan Medya, which publishes Hurriyet, Radikal and several others.
On September 2009, Milliyet opened its digital archive and becoming the first Turkish newspaper to do so.