Cumhuriyet

Daily newspaper

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/

The secular quality newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the last remaining opposition papers in Turkey. It was founded in 1924 at the initiative of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, as the Republic's first newspaper and is funded by a foundation. Seven of its writers have been killed since 1978. After Can Dündar took over as editor-in-chief in 2015 the paper became less Kemalist in orientation. In November 2016 ten employees at the paper were arrested and accused of supporting the PKK and the Gülen movement, which the journalists continue to deny. The government holds the Gülen movement responsible for the attempted coup in July 2016. The paper's former editor-in-chief Can Dündar, against whom an arrest warrant has been issued, is currently living in exile in Germany.

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Political orientation Critical of the government
Circulation 52,000 (2016)
Frequency of publication Daily
Online payment model All content for free
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher Cumhuriyet Stiftung
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1924
Address Prof. Nurettin Mazhar Öktel Sok. No:2, 34381 Şişli, İstanbul
Phone 0090 21 23 43 72 74
Email editor@cumhuriyet.com.tr
Twitter @cumhuriyetgzt

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