English-language Media in Turkey

A world of information, both local and global - in English. The local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available to you if you live in Turkey...

Foreign-language media is readily available in Turkey, with international magazines and newspapers easy to find in large towns, cities and tourist regions. Publications can be purchased from kiosks, bookstores and shopping centres.

English Language Print Media

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps like the Mail Plus App from the UK's Daily Mail Group allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription.

Newspapers

There are a number of national English-language newspaper publications in Turkey. All provide comprehensive coverage of national and international news, as well as articles on financial, sports and cultural issues.

  • Hurriyet Daily News: Daily news covering national and international events, culture and sport, aimed at foreigners living in Turkey
  • Today's Zaman: Daily newspaper featuring Turkish and global news
  • Turkey Herald: Daily comprehensive newspaper, designed for foreigners living in Turkey

Magazines

  • Time Out Istanbul: Local English-language edition of the worldwide culture guide franchise. It features nightlife, pubs and restaurants
  • Istanbul - The Guide: Published every two months. It includes the latest arts and entertainment news, shopping and lifestyle articles, a selection of restaurant and café reviews and a directory of local businesses

Turkish online news in English

  • Turkish Press: A web-based news and information site, featuring the latest updates related to Turkey
  • Haber Turk: Current news from all over Turkey
  • Anadolu Agency: Comprehensive news from Anatolia, Turkey
  • English Sabah: National, world, sports, economy, arts and travel news
  • Turkish Weekly: Turkish news focussing on international politics

Radio and Television

Turkish Radio and Television (Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu - TRT) has 14 channels. It is based in Ankara, the capital. As well as Turkish-language programmes, it sometimes provides English-language TV and radio channels.

Most of the news on TRT is in Turkish and may be followed by English, German and French. Some Turkish television and radio programmes, including interviews, documentaries, cultural and business programmes, have English or German subtitles. TRT offers a wide range of programmes for children, adolescents and adults. An English news channel broadcasts programmes for foreigners featuring current news and sports. The

Voice of Turkey (VOT) broadcasts radio in many different languages, including English. It is the international service of Turkish state radio on shortwave, Turksat 3A satellite and the Internet. It features news, sports, culture and arts, music and entertainment. VOT is available 24 hours a day via shortwave and satellite and on the Internet.

Radio on the Internet: English-language stations online

Radio stations often stream their broadcasts on the Internet. In order to listen to these programmes it is necessary to have RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, both of which can be downloaded.