Anadolu Agency

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Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Ajansı
Société Anonyme
Industry News agency
Founded April 6, 1920; 98 years ago (1920-04-06)
Founders Halide Edip Adıvar
Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu
Headquarters Tandoğan, Ankara, Turkey
Key people
Şenol Kazancı (CEO)
Website Anadolu Ajansı

Anadolu Agency (Turkish: Anadolu Ajansı, abbreviated AA) is a state-run international news agency of the Turkish government headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.[1][2][3][4]


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.[5]


The Anadolu Agency provides wire news service, an image library, news graphics, and video. Its mandate is to provide news of Turkey and the Turkish government to the rest of the world.[6] It broadcasts in Turkish, English, Arabic, French, Kurdish (Kurmanci and Sorani), Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian, Russian, Macedonian, Albanian and Persian, and has a network of reporters in 86 countries. The products offered are available by subscription or purchase.

International cooperation[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Turkey's state-run news publishes locations of previously unknown US bases in northern Syria". Military Times. 19 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Turkish chief of military staff taken hostage: state-run Anadolu agency". Reuters. 15 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Turkish Report Exposes Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria". Bloomberg. 19 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Anadolu Agency". Agence France-Press. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "History". Anadolu Agency. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Yediyıldız, Elif Merve (13 April 2014). "Anadolu Agency: Linking Turkey and the World". Daily Sabah. 

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