Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency (Turkish: Anadolu Ajansı, abbreviated AA) is an international news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.[1]

Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Ajansı
joint-stock company
IndustryNews agency
FoundedApril 6, 1920
FoundersMustafa Kemal Atatürk
Halide Edip Adıvar
Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu
HeadquartersTandoğan, Ankara, Turkey
Key people
Şenol Kazancı (CEO)
ProductsNews, Pictures, Videos, Graphs,
Number of employees
WebsiteAnadolu Ajansı


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. It announced the first legislation passed by the Assembly, which established the Republic of Turkey.[2]

International cooperation

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

See also


  1. ^ "UN journalists visit Anadolu Agency headquarters". AA. 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "History". Anadolu Agency. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.

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2013 Northern Cyprus parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Northern Cyprus on 28 July 2013, a year earlier than necessary. The Republican Turkish Party emerged as the largest in the Assembly of the Republic, winning 21 of the 50 seats.

2015 Hakkari Assault

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2015 in Turkey

The following lists events that happened in 2015 in Turkey.

2016 Kayseri bombing

On December 17, 2016, a suspected car bombing in Kayseri, Turkey killed 13 soldiers aboard a bus and wounded at least 55 others. According to the Daily Sabah newspaper, the soldiers — all low-ranking privates and non-commissioned officers — had been given permission for leave from the commando headquarters in the city. The explosion comes a week after 44 people were killed in a double bombing in Istanbul after a football match.

According to many Turkish newspapers, the bomb attack targeted 1st Commando brigade to which killed soldiers belonged. It was stated that the 1st Commando brigade, which contains special forces teams, had played active role against the Kurdish militant groups like Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Southeastern Turkey.According to the Turkish newspaper Akşam, the commandos of 1st Commando brigade had played important role during the Siege of Sur (2016).

2017 Western Iraq campaign

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Bahoz Erdal

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China–Turkey relations

Chinese–Turkish relations are foreign relations between China and Turkey. Diplomatic relations were established in 1934 and Turkey recognized the People's Republic of China (PRC) on 5 August 1971. Turkey conforms to the One-China policy and recognizes the PRC as the sole legal representative of China. The PRC has an embassy in Ankara, and a consulate–general in Istanbul whereas Turkey has an embassy in Beijing and 2 consulates–general in Hong Kong and Shanghai. China and Turkey have maintained a good relationship throughout, despite the China's conflicts with Turkic Uyghur separatists. Recently, regional and global cooperation between the two countries have also been growing, with both sides seeking for closer ties.

Combat Search and Rescue (Turkish Armed Forces)

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Deepak Adhikari

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Freedom Flotilla III

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List of Syrian Civil War barrel bomb attacks

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= chemical attack involved

List of terrorist incidents in April 2017

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List of terrorist incidents in May 2017

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Media of Turkmenistan

The Media of Turkmenistan is one of the most tightly controlled in the world. The press is heavily controlled by the government, which funds nearly all newspapers. Criticism of the president is absolutely forbidden. State licensing policy effectively eliminates all outlets not reflecting official views. To avoid reprisal, domestic and foreign journalists engage in self-censorship.

The only domestic news agency is the State News Agency of Turkmenistan; the Anadolu Agency of Turkey maintains an office in Ashgabat, and TRT has a representative in Ashgabat. Broadcasting is under the full control of the "Turkmenistan" Television Broadcasting Center, which operates seven national television channels. Little recent information on radio stations is available.Reporters Without Borders' 2018 Press Freedom Index ranked Turkmenistan 178th out of 180 countries surveyed, ahead of only North Korea and Eritrea. It has consistently ranked at or near the bottom of most measures of press freedom since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Operation Olive Branch

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By March, the United Nations had counted 167,000 refugees in nearby camps; the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights later estimated that a total of 300,000 Kurdish people had been expelled. In the aftermath of the conflict, Turkish forces implemented a resettlement policy by moving refugees from Eastern Ghouta into the newly-empty homes. Many houses, farms, and other private property belonging to those that fled the conflict have been seized or looted.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated that the operation in Afrin would be followed by a push to the town of Manbij, which the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2016. A U.S. general said they would "respond aggressively" if attacked. The YPG announced that it would protect the people of Afrin and respond to the Turkish Army. Between 390 and 510 civilians have been reported killed since the operation started. Other war crime allegations include the mutilation of a female corpse by Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) fighters, the killing of civilians due to indiscriminate shelling by Turkish forces, the use of chemical gas by the Turkish Army, and the indiscriminate shooting of refugees fleeing from the conflict area into Turkey by Turkish border guards.Erdoğan has threatened that there will be a "heavy price" for Turkish citizens who have protested against the military offensive, and the Turkish government has issued restrictions on press coverage, with Reporters Without Borders noting that the Turkish press was expected to be in "service of the government and its war goals". Hundreds of individuals have been detained for demonstrating against the operation. Over 800 social media users and nearly 100 politicians and journalists have been detained for criticizing the operation. Turkish authorities have also arrested numerous leaders and high-ranking members of pro-Kurdish and left-wing political parties. According to the United Nations, as of March 2018, approximately 167,000 people were displaced due to the Turkish intervention.

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A separatist militant group, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), has said it carried out those attacks. Its website warned on August 29, 2006 that it would turn "Turkey into hell". The group, which is said to be linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), called on foreign tourists not to travel to the country.

Turkish media said a remote-controlled bomb in Çatak was detonated as police arrived to investigate a suspicious package. One of the two people killed was a police officer, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. A local official said the bomb had been placed in a rubbish bin.

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