Sabah, amongst other newspapers
|Owner(s)||Turkuvaz Media Group|
|Associate editor||Metin Yüksel|
|Founded||22 April 1985|
|Sister newspapers||Yeni As?r, Takvim, Fotomaç|
In 2007, the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an seized the newspaper, citing a legal document that had not been disclosed to authorities when Sabah was sold in 2001. Ownership of the newspaper was given to the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey. Some of the newspaper's staffers were fired, and the paper was then sold to the Turkuvaz Media Group belonging to Çal?k Holding whose CEO, Berat Albayrak, is the son-in-law of Erdo?an and whose chairman, Ahmet Çal?k, has been described as a "close associate" of Erdo?an. The $1.1bn sale aroused substantial controversy in Turkey, not least because it was partially financed by $750m of loans from two state banks, Vak?fBank and Halkbank, and was sold for the minimum price, with Çal?k Holding the sole bidder.
Kalyon Group is the current publisher, while Erdal ?afak is the editor-in-chief.
Sabah has published The New York Times International Weekly on Sundays since 2009. This 8-page supplement features a selection of articles from The New York Times translated into Turkish. The partnership with the New York Times was terminated in 2014 without any formal explanation given.