Daily newspaper

The secular paper Cumhuriyet was founded in 1924 upon the initiative of state founder Atatürk as the first newspaper of the Turkish Republic. It is currently owned by a foundation. Seven of the paper's authors have been murdered since 1978. In April 2018, several editors critical of the government were sentenced to long prison terms for supporting terrorism, but were acquitted by an appeals court in 2019. Former editor-in-chief Can Dündar, who campaigned for a liberal editorial approach, and has been accused on several occasions, is currently living in exile in Germany. In September 2019, after a long internal power struggle, the foundation's board of directors was replaced; since then, its editorial policies are markedly more Kemalist again.

Political orientation Kemalist
Circulation 29,000 (2020)
Frequency of publication Daily
Online payment model All content for free
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher Cumhuriyet Foundation
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1924
Address Prof. Nurettin Mazhar Öktel Sok. No:2, 34381 Şişli, İstanbul
Phone 0090 21 23 43 72 74
Twitter @cumhuriyetgzt