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Anadolu Agency

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Industry  News agency
Website  Anadolu Ajansı
Type of business  State-owned
Key people  Şenol Kazancı (CEO)
Headquarters  Ankara, Turkey
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Founded  6 April 1920, Ankara, Turkey
Founders  Halide Edib Adıvar, Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu

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Anadolu Agency (Turkish: Anadolu Ajansı, abbreviated AA) is an international news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.


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The Anadolu Agency was founded in 1920 during the Turkish War of Independence. Journalist Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu and writer Halide Edip, fleeing the occupied capital, met in Geyve and concluded that a new Turkish press agency was needed. The agency was officially launched on April 6, 1920, 17 days before the Turkish Grand National Assembly convened for the first time. The Anadolu Agency helped announce the first legislation passed by the Assembly, which established the Republic.


Anadolu Agency provides wire news service, an image library, news graphics, and video. Its remit is to provide news of Turkey and the Turkish government to the rest of the world. AA currently broadcasts in Turkish, English, Arabic, French, Kurdish (Kurmanchi and Sorani), Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (BCS), Russian, Macedonian, Albanian and Persian. It has a network of reporters in 86 countries. The products offered are available by subscription or purchase.

International cooperation

AA exchanges stories, graphics and other products with the following international news agencies and image providers:

  • Agence France-Presse (France)
  • Getty Images (USA)
  • Associated Press (USA)
  • ITAR TASS (Russia)
  • Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany)
  • EFE (Spain)
  • Islamic Republic News Agency (Iran)
  • Xinhua News Agency (China)
  • Kyodo News (Japan)
  • References

    Anadolu Agency Wikipedia