African journalists who attended the recent Turkiye-Africa Media Summit in Istanbul said they closely follow Turkish news outlets, especially Anadolu Agency (AA) and TRT.
As many as 80 media persons, diplomats, public officials and civil society members from 45 African countries attended the summit organized by Turkiye’s Communications Directorate on May 25-26, marking Africa Day.
The program aimed at strengthening Ankara's cooperation with African media outlets and professionals.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ismael Mukhtar Omar, director of the Somali National News Agency (SONNA), said SONNA has an agreement with AA and TRT, from which it receives news not only about Somalia but the entire world.
Ismael Mukhtar Omar, director of the Somali National News Agency
Abdullah Adinani Myusa from Daily News Tanzania said AA and TRT provide an important news flow, and their stories make a significant contribution in improving Turkiye's relations with the African continent.
Abdullah Adinani Myusa from Daily News Tanzania
Meanwhile, a cooperation agreement was also signed between the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and AA.
NAN’s General Manager Buki Ponle said the deal would improve bilateral relations and help in disseminating accurate information to the masses.
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