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.


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French Press Stands With Cumhuriyet As Trial Opens In Turkey

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