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.”