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Reporters without borders is online platform of Cumhuriyet daily and it was launched in 2008 by Hakan Kara. Cumhuriyet daily was named by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and its first edition was printed on May 7, 1924. It is considered that Cumhuriyet follows the main ideas of the Kemalism such as secularism, cultural homogenity and state-bureaucracy. 

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Yeni Gün Haber Ajansı Basın ve Yayıncılık A.Ş.


Ownership Structure

Owned by one foundation

Voting Rights

According to Article 434 of Turkish Commercial Code, shareholders in corporations ('Anonim Şirket’) use their voting rights in proportion with their shares’ nominal value. Each shareholder has at least one vote, however voting rights might be limited, or given more weight with articles of association. Moreover, public companies may issue shares without voting rights according to Article 14/A of Capital Markets Law.

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Hakan Kara

Affiliated Interests Founder

Hakan Kara, who has been a columnist in Cumhuriyet daily for many years, is known for his expertise in the field of computer and system.


Murat Ataş

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Murat Ataş (1971, Sivas) graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Journalism is now the chairman of the board of Yenigün Haber Ajansı Basın ve Yayıncılık A.Ş.


Cüneyt Muharremoğlu

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Cüneyt Muharremoğlu is a graduate of Istanbul University. He began his career in 1995 at the Cumhuriyet newspaper. Muharremoğlu took part in the editorial works of After the newspaper and the online portal ended its broadcast, he continued his work at In October 2018, Cüneyt Muharremoğlu left his position in Hürriyet and was transferred to the

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Alev Coskun

Affiliated Interests other important people

Alev Coskun was born in 1936 in Ödemiş. Coşkun graduated from Istanbul University Law Faculty in 1960 and started to work at CHP Istanbul Provincial Presidency Press Office when he was a student. In April 1992, Alev Coşkun was elected to the Board of Directors of Cumhuriyet Publication A.Ş. After a very short time, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. On the same date, he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of Cumhuriyet Foundation which is the owner of the Cumhuriyet Newspaper. In 2018, Coşkun was re-elected as the President of the Cumhuriyet Foundation.


Prof. Nurettin Mazhar Öktel Sok. No: 2 34381 Şişli / İstanbul

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Almost all shares of Yenigün AŞ belong to the Cumhuriyet Foundation except the shareholders in very small and symbolic ratios.
70-80 percent of the revenue of the is provided by the Google ads. There is also some direct private sector ads.


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