Anadolu Agency

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Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Ajansı
Société Anonyme
Industry News agency
Founded April 6, 1920; 97 years ago (1920-04-06)
Founders Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
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 an international news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.[1]


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.[2]


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.[3] AA currently broadcasts in Turkish, English, Arabic, French, Kurdish (Kurmanci 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[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Anadolu Agency". Agence France-Press. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "History". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Yediyıldız, Elif Merve (13 April 2014). "Anadolu Agency: Linking Turkey and the World". Daily Sabah. 

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