The first internet portal on Turkish politics is launched

Released on = March 5, 2007, 5:58 am

Press Release Author = Can Akdeniz

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = is dedicated to Turkish politics and aims
to be the leading gateway to news, information and knowledge on Turkish affairs. It
covers a wide range of topics from foreign policy to domestic affairs.

Press Release Body = Today, Turkey as the World's 19th largest economy is a rapidly
developing country, an emergent market, and a regional power with the second largest
army in the NATO. On 3 October 2005 Turkey has started accession negotiations with
the European Union. We are witnessing a time when understanding Turkish politics has
become crucial:

"Due to growing role of Turkey in the international area, the demand on information
and knowledge on Turkish politics is growing. We have also increasing information
sources on Turkey. However, the available information is poorly documented,
communicated and disseminated to relevant stakeholders and general public.", said
Can Akdeniz, Chief editor of

"I am confident that we can make a difference by informing international debates on
Turkey with relevant and selected information and knowledge. We can offer more than
a newspaper as we follow the political agenda and maintain regularly updated topical
dossiers with resources. Our key principles are efficiency, transparency and

Turkishpolitix is a non-profit project developed by academics and journalists
working on Turkish and EU affairs. It emerged from the simple idea of sharing
information and knowledge on Turkish politics and policies in an efficient way.
Turkishpolitix provides at no cost information to the community of actors concerned
with Turkey (professionals, NGOs, press, policymakers and etc.). Acting as a
gateway, the website gives easy access to a wealth of information on Turkish
policies. The portal is in English and available at

Web Site =

Contact Details = Can Akdeniz (

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