Cumhuriyet ("The Republic") is a Turkish-language daily newspaper founded in 1924 and headquartered in Istanbul. In 2015, the center-left paper was awarded the Freedom of Press Prize by NGO Reporters Without Borders for its stand against the government's mounting pressure.


The End Of Turkey's Ottoman Dreams

Ceding to Russia's influence in Syria is a "rare public humiliation," for Erdogan and his ambitio...


What Divides Turkey And The EU Goes Deeper Than Politics

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — Over the years, as Turkey's European Union membership process stalled, I have seen plenty of blame on both sides. Ultimately, I never believed Turkey would become a full ...


Turkey, Beware Of Erdogan's Blind Faith In Majority Rule

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — The 2010 referendum to change Turkey's constitution to give more power to the presidency prevailed in part because of the ...


A Woman's Sacred Right To Wear Shorts — Or A Headscarf

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — After a woman was kicked in the face on a public bus for wearing shorts, President ...


Why Erdogan Is Soft On ISIS

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — ...


Turkey, The Boomerang Of Erdoganâ€TMs Post-Coup Crackdown

Tensions remain high in Turkey following the July 15 failed coup attempt, with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan focusing most of its wrath on the exiled imam Fetullah Gulen and the ...


Turkish Editor Can Dundar: Why I Am Forced Into Exile

Can Dündar, a recipient of the *Committee to Protect Journalists' 2016 International Press Freedom Awards who served jail time this past year and was facing another prosecution, ...


Erdogan's Post-Coup "New Turkey"? Islamism Disguised As Unity

Both President Erdogan and top opposition parties are focused on national reconciliation. But Erd...