SRMG announces soft launch of IndependentTurkish.com

Muhammad Zahid Gul, the editor in chief of www.independentturkish.com.
Updated 15 April 2019

SRMG announces soft launch of IndependentTurkish.com

  • Muhammad Zahid Gul appointed editor in chief
  • Gul has extensive experience as a journalist, political analyst, researcher and TV producer

RIYADH: The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) has announced the soft launch of www.independentturkish.com. 

The website is the second phase of the SRMG’s project to launch The Independent in Arabic, Turkish, Urdu and Persian, under a licensing agreement that was signed and announced last year with the British publisher of The Independent. 

The SRMG also announced the appointment of Turkish journalist and political analyst Muhammad Zahid Gul as editor in chief of Independent Turkish. 

Well-known and experienced journalists have already joined the project, and are working in its offices in Istanbul.  

Gul has extensive experience as a journalist, political analyst, researcher and TV producer. He is very well versed in Arab and Turkish political relations. 

IndependentTurkish.com follows the SRMG’s launch of the Turkish website of its flagship Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.  

“The launch of IndependentTurkish.com stands as the second phase of our multi-lingual project with The Independent,” said SRMG Chairman Abdulrahman Alrowaita.

“We are so eager to have the new website … attract a wider readership of the Turkish language who are keen to read diversified but highly professional content,” he said.

“We hope that with such a project … the media industry and content creation will be enriched in our region.”


Choueiri Group says proud of results as partnership with MBC Group ends

Updated 28 September 2020

Choueiri Group says proud of results as partnership with MBC Group ends

DUBAI: The Choueiri Group CEO has said he is proud of the results his company achieved with MBC Group as they end their partnership after 16 years. 
MBC announced earlier this month that its advertising partnership with Arabian Media Services (AMS), a Choueiri subsidiary, had come to an end.
“We are proud of the mutual trust, record growth and shared successes with MBC Group, over nearly 16 years of sustained growth, across all MBC channels, platforms and offerings,” Choueiri Group CEO and chairman Pierre Choueiri said on Monday. 
Their partnership started in 2005 and will come to an end at the end of the year.
“Our journey has been paved with challenges, opportunities, great achievements and tangible results. We obviously have a lot of gratitude and appreciation to MBC,” Choueiri added.
MBC, considered the largest media company in the Middle East and North Africa, announced it would be launching an in-house commercial advertising and sales unit.
The new MBC Media Services will be majority controlled by MBC Group and will begin operations at the start of the new year.
Going forward, Choueiri said he is “optimistic, or rather bullish about the future,” especially in light of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 reform plan. 
“We are currently assessing new partnerships with top industry players across the advertising, media and entertainment spectrum,” he said.