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Bianet (acronym for Bağımsız İletişim Ağı, Independent Communication Network) is an independent Turkish press agency based in Istanbul. It was established in 2000 by journalist Nadire Mater,[1] former representative of Reporters sans frontières, and left-wing activist Ertuğrul Kürkçü,[2] and since November 2003 is tied with Inter Press Service. It is mostly funded by the European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).[3]

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  1. ^ born in 1949, see "Nadire Mater" in the Turkish Wikipedia
  2. ^ born in 1948, elected as an independent MP for Mersin in 2011, see "Ertuğrul Kürkçü" in the Turkish Wikipedia
  3. ^ Bianet, Courrier International

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