Evrensel (English: Universal) is a Turkish daily newspaper.[1]

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mehmet Arif Koşar
Founded7 June 1995
Political alignment
Socialism, Left- Wing, Social Democrat
HeadquartersKocamustafapaşa, İstanbul, Turkey
Websiteevrensel.net https://www.evrensel.net/daily/

History and profile

Evrensel was founded on 7 June 1995. The issues captured and written are from a socialist perspective. The paper is different from other Turkish newspapers in that it presents an in-depth research into issues surrounding the workers unions.[1] In 2017 newspaper started an English version of news.


Metin Göktepe, the 27-year-old journalist whose death in police custody in 1996 caused public protests and outcry, was on duty as a reporter for Evrensel on the day of his detention and murder.


  1. Martina Böse; Regina Haberfellner; Ayhan Koldas (2001). "Mapping Minorities and their Media: The National Context – Austria" (PDF). Centre for Social Innovation. Retrieved 3 February 2014.

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