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Turkey’s Iraq envoy hails Anadolu Agency on centennial

Anadolu Agency, Turkey's top news source, marks 100th anniversary on April 6, 2020

Haydar Karaalp   | 06.04.2020
Turkey’s Iraq envoy hails Anadolu Agency on centennial


Turkey’s ambassador to Iraq on Monday congratulated Anadolu Agency on its 100th foundation anniversary.

“I congratulate Anadolu Agency on the 100th anniversary, which was founded in the early years of the Turkish War of Independence under the directives of great leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and which played an important role in informing the public and the world about the Turkish national struggle,” Fatih Yildiz told Anadolu Agency.

“Anadolu Agency has managed to become one of the leading representatives of modern journalism,” Yildiz said.

Thanks to its extensive journalism network, Anadolu Agency closely monitors developments in Turkey as well as in many other countries, including Iraq, even during most difficult times, he said.

Yildiz stressed that through its bulletins and news, the agency makes an important contribution to the announcement of latest developments in countries to the world in the fastest and most effective way.

Turkey's flagship Anadolu Agency is celebrating its 100 anniversary, as it was founded on April 6, 1920 – 17 days before the Turkish Grand National Assembly convened for the first time.

Since its foundation, Anadolu Agency has worked to disseminate factual news across the globe with confidence, impartiality, professionalism, and speed.

It is viewed as one of the world's most prestigious news agencies, currently producing news in 13 languages and serving 6,000 subscribers in 93 countries with at least 3,000 employees stationed in 100 countries.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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