Yelken Dünyası, one of Turkey’s oldest and best-known yacht magazines, is to close this month. First launched in 1984, the publication faced economic difficulties stemming from the growing trend towards digital media.

Yelken Dünyası provided sailing information and advice to its followers, and has made a significant contribution to the sailing community in Turkey by increasing the skills and awareness of Turkish sailors.

The magazine says that its team is currently working on a new platform to meet again with its readers.

News of the closure was met with much surprise and disappointment amongst the local sailing community in Turkey.