Anadolu Agency (Turkish: Anadolu Ajansı, abbreviated AA) is a state-run[2] press agency in Turkey.[3]

History

The Anadolu Agency was founded in 1920 throughout 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.[4]

Services

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.[5] AA currently broadcasts in Turkish, English, Arabic, French, Kurdish, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (BCS), Russian, and Albanian. The agency aims to deliver its products in 11 languages as of 2020. 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 additional products with the following international news agencies and image providers: