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The Express Newspaper which was founded on 15. December.1981 by Aladdin Kutlu, not only took the pulse of the region but also played a major role with important news in the time being. Later the founder handed the newspaper over to Oğuz Baytok due to some disagreement in 1990. Baytok sold the newspaper to Günaydın Group after running it for 2 years. Not long after without its name being changed, the newspaper was sold to Şahin Esendemir. And he handed the newspaper over to Hakan Bülent Yardımcı who is still the chairman of the board in 1996.


Expres’s mission is to provide accurate news and information, as well as honest analyses and assessments to its readers. To accomplish this objective, the main task of the directors of Expres and its affiliates is to maintain the independence of both the Company and the newspaper. Playing an active role in Adana’s modernization, Expres stands out with its high-quality publishing, employee focus and social responsibility. As it was in the past, Expres’s objectives objectives are still determined on the basis of the support it gives to the society maintaining its role as a pioneer. One of the objectives of Expres is to supply the reader with accurate information, to follow the latest developments in technology and to expand content distribution channels.

VALUES Expres is;

Democratic: Conscious of the role a free press plays in strengthening democracy, Expres supports the expression of political preferences in free elections subject to democratic principles and the manifestation of these preferences in government. Is an Advocate of Freedom: Expres opposes racism and all forms of discrimination. It supports the free expression and publication of all views that do not involve a call to violence and opposes any restriction of these basic freedoms. Is Secular: Expres is opposed to basing social, economic, political or legal systems on religious principles. Respects Differences: Expres does not discriminate against any group based on language, faith, nationality, race or gender. It respects people who speak different languages or identify themselves differently, as long as these freedoms do not promote discriminatory political views. Complies with Media Ethics: Expres is committed to the universal principles of journalism. Is Committed to Carrying Out Its Social Responsibility: Expres offers itself as a solution provider to help to overcome social problems. It supports all efforts to improve quality, particularly in the field of newspaper journalism.


1. The primary function of journalism is to convey to the public the most complete information available in the shortest possible time without any distortion of the truth, exaggeration or any kind of external pressure. 2. A journalist shall not allow his/her profession to be influenced by any other interests or forces. 3. A journalist must avoid methods and attitudes that might cast doubt on the respectability of his or her title. 4. Employees shall not accept gifts or benefits that are not compatible with the ethics and traditions of the profession from persons or organizations that are actual or potential subjects of publications. 5. Publications shall not disparage or condemn anyone on the basis of race, gender, social status, religious belief or physical handicap. 6. Publications that limit freedom of expression or freedom of conscience, or threaten the general tenets of morality, religious sentiments and family values are unacceptable. 7. Epithets and expressions that mock disparages or falsely accuses persons or organizations beyond the limits of legitimate criticism are unacceptable. 8. No one shall be depicted as guilty unless convicted by the judicial system. 9. News whose content can reasonably be investigated shall only be published after conducting and announcing the results of such investigation and/or verifying the accuracy of the story. 10. No one shall be accused of criminal actions unless credible and reasonable grounds are presented. 11. The private lives of individuals shall not be covered in news reports, except for cases where the lifestyle of the individual in question constitutes an express or implied consent and except where the publication would serve the public good. 12. Unless they serve the public good, methods of investigation that violate civil liberties, such as the use of hidden cameras and secret audio recordings, as well as unauthorized entry into private property, are unacceptable. 13. The identities of relatives or acquaintances of persons convicted or charged with a crime shall not be made public unless they are themselves involved or their exposure is necessary for accurate reporting. 14. Unless this would serve the public good materially, information obtained subject to a confidentiality condition shall not be disclosed. 15. All news sources shall be kept strictly confidential, except where the source intends to deceive the public. 16. News stories must at all times be investigated, prepared and published in a balanced, accurate and objective manner.