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Cumhuriyet (, The Republic) is the oldest up-market Turkish daily newspaper. Headquartered in Istanbul, the newspaper has also offices in Ankara and İzmir.

Established on 7 May 1924 by journalist Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu, a confidant of the Turkish Republic's founder Atatürk, the newspaper has subscribed to a staunchly secular, republic course. In the past closely affiliated with the Kemalist Republican People's Party (CHP), the center-left newspaper turned to a more independent course over time, while still advocating democracy, social liberal values and free markets.

Since the AKP's rise to power, Cumhuriyet has been particularly renowned for its impartial, occasionally courageous journalism. In 2015 it was awarded the Freedom of Press Prize by international NGO Reporters Without Borders for making a stand against the government's mounting pressure. Shortly thereafter, 's editor-in-chief Can Dündar and the newspaper's Ankara representative Erdem Gül were arrested facing sentences up to life imprisonment. During the last decade, the newspaper's staff has also been physically attacked, with the 2008 molotov attack against 's headquarters in Istanbul's Şişli district being particularly significant.

Cumhuriyet (disambiguation)

Cumhuriyet means "republic" in Turkish. It may refer to:

  • Cumhuriyet, a daily newspaper in Turkey
  • Cumhuriyet University, a public university in Sivas Province, Turkey
  • Cumhuriyet ( The Republic (film)), 1998 Turkish film