In 2008 two free dailies launched in the Turkish capital Istanbul: Gaste (March) by independent publisher Free News and one month later 20dk (20 minutes) by incumbent publisher Dohan Group (Hürriyet, Milliyet, Posta).
After one year Gaste closed down (see previous post). I missed, however, the closure of 20dk one month later. The paper claimed a circulation of around 200,000.
This means that after Estonia (2008), and the Ukraine and Lithuania (2009) also Turkey is without free dailies in 2010. Germany, that lost its last free daily SZ Primetime in 2009, now has another free daily: Welt Aktuell.