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.
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. The B2B products are available in English, Turkish, Arabic, Bosnian, Kurdish, Russian and French among others. The agency aims to deliver its products in 11 languages as of 2020. It has a network of reporters in 81 countries. The products offered are available by subscription or purchase.
AA exchanges stories, graphics and other products with the following international news agencies and image providers:
- Agence France-Presse (France)
- Getty Images (USA)
- Associated Press (USA)
- ITAR TASS (Russia)
- Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany)
- EFE (Spain)
- Islamic Republic News Agency (Iran)
- Xinhua News Agency (China)
- Kyodo News (Japan)
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- Yediyıldız, Elif Merve (13 April 2014). "Anadolu Agency: Linking Turkey and the World". Daily Sabah.