Cumhuriyet is Turkey’s oldest daily newspaper. A year after the republic was proclaimed in 1923 Mr.Yunus Nadi, the original publisher, founded his daily newspaper and named it Cumhuriyet, which means republic.Its first copies appeared on news stands in May 7,1924. The new regime’s expectations of Cumhuriyet was to defend and promote republican ideals and principles. Today Cumhuriyet is one of the leading and most influential daily newspaper, in Turkey.