Paris, 25 June 2010 – The Online Publishers Association Europe today announced that Turkuvaz Media Group have joined the association. OPA Europe members in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, Poland and Switzerland, representing hundreds of the top news and information websites across the region, can now share best practices with their colleagues from Turkuvaz Media Group.
Turkuvaz Media Group properties include well-known online, print and broadcast brands such as Sabah , Fotomac, ATV, Takvim, Otohaber and CafeRuj.com.tr.
Neslihan Mesutoglu, General Manager with responsibility for sales and marketing of the digital investments of Turkuvaz Media Group, stated: “We are very pleased to have joined OPA Europe. Through our participation in this unique association, which brings together the leading online publishers from across the region, and through ties to the OPA in the U.S., we now have access to the worldwide online publishing community. OPA Europe membership is important for our business strategy and we look forward to participating actively in the group. We are honoured to be the first media group from Turkey to share new strategies for the growing new media industry with this select group of media companies.’’
Current OPA Europe President Tomasz Józefacki of Agora commented: “We are very happy to welcome Turkuvaz Media Group to OPA Europe. Their unique market insights will bring innovative new ideas to all of our members, and allow OPA Europe to be even more influential in leading industry discussions with advertisers and policy makers about the future of online publishing in Europe.”
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OPA Europe Press Contact: Ms. Amy Porter
About OPA Europe:
Founded in 2003 by some of the European Internet's leading content brands, OPA Europe represents the interests of first-rate online publishers before the advertising community, the press, governmental and European institutions and the public at large. OPA Europe seeks to establish and promote the Internet as an effective advertising medium for marketers and a sustainable media business for publishers, thereby ensuring the continued availability of quality content to serve the public good. Members of OPA Europe are: 24 Media (Greece), AdMeld (UK), Agora (Poland), Gruppo Espresso (Italy), International Herald Tribune/New York Times Media Group (Europe), I Kathimerini (Greece), Lambrakis Press (Greece), Le Monde Interactif (France), Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), Le Temps (Switzerland), Prisacom/El País (Spain), RCS Mediagroup (Italy), Turkuvaz Media group (Turkey), Unidad Editorial/El Mundo (Spain) and Spiegel Online (Germany).
About Turkuvaz Media Group:
Turkuvaz Media Group is one of the leading media companies in Turkey, with a major daily newspaper (Sabah), a daily sports paper (Fotomac) and a major entertainment TV channel (ATV) which also broadcasts to Europe (ATV Europe) and to Africa, Australia, the United States and the Turkic States via satellite. Turkuvaz Media is also the publisher in Turkey of such well-known magazines as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Bazaar, Esquire, Auto motor sports, Home&Art and House Beautiful. The company is also a leader with national magazines such as Sofra, Otohaber, Para and Sinema and publishes books of well known native and foreign writers. Turkuvaz Media Group serves online and mobile readers with its major brands and will continue to expand its online and mobile publishing business.
OPA Europe members represent, collectively, more than
§ 23 million unique visits daily
§ 27 million sessions daily
§ 200 million page views daily
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