Yenİ Asır, Daily Sabah's sister daily at Turkuvaz Medya Group, marked its 120th anniversary yesterday. The daily is the oldest newspaper currently in publication.
Founded in 1895 in Thessaloniki, the newspaper's offices were moved to the western Turkish city of İzmir in 1924. Since then, the newspaper has become the most prominent regional newspaper of western Turkey.
The paper's name literally meaning "new century," is known for novelties it introduced to the Turkish press and for being the first daily where many prominent Turkish journalists started their careers. It was the first newspaper to switch to computerized page design and publish classified ads. Yeni Asır has been the most well-known regional newspaper in the country since its early years.