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.


Why Half Of Turkey Will Never Accept The Referendum Result

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — The April 16 referendum result that gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers can be summed up in a single sentence: he won on paper but lost the political ...


How Did Turkey Become Isolated So Quickly?

It wasn't long ago that Turkey was a nation envied around the world for growing freedoms and ...


The End Of Turkey’s Ottoman Dreams

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


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 EU ...


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 ...


Turkey's Failed Coup, Why The Official Line Doesn't Add Up

Who knew what and when? Questions linger two months after the coup attempt was quickly stamped out.


Why Erdogan Is Soft On ISIS

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — ...


Turkey, The Boomerang Of Erdogan’s 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 ...