Executive Team

Foundation Date: 6 April 1920

"Anadolu Agency, was established taking into account the need to clarify to the public the most accurate internal and external reports."*

on behalf of Anatolia and Rumelia Defence of Rights Association Representative Council;

*From AA's Foundation Circular

Director-General, Chairman of the BoardSerdar KARAGÖZ
Board MemberDoç. Dr. Yusuf ÖZKIR
Board MemberProf. Dr. Hasan Nuri YAŞAR
Board MemberDoç. Dr. İsmail ÇAĞLAR
Deputy Director-GeneralOğuz Enis PERU
Deputy Director-General, Editor-in-ChiefYusuf ÖZHAN
New Media News EditorshipMustafa Fuat ER
AddressGMK Bulvarı 128/C Maltepe ANKARA
Phone Number+90 312 999 20 00 (pbx)


- Curriculum Vitae of Anadolu Agency Chairman of the Board and Director General Serdar Karagoz

Born on May 24, 1981, in Sakarya, northwestern Turkiye, Serdar Karagoz completed his primary and secondary education in Istanbul. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Istanbul Bilgi University and later a master's in human rights law at the same school.

After joining Turkuaz Media Group as a manager trainee in 2008, over time, Karagoz tackled responsibilities in all the departments within the group. In 2010, Karagoz started a master's degree program in media studies at the New School in New York City and began work at the New York Times' Syndication Department.

In 2012-2014, Karagoz became a diplomatic correspondent for Turkish news channel A Haber and contributed columns on US affairs to Turkish newspaper Sabah. At the same time, he launched the web portal usabah.com, which took the pulse of US news for a Turkish audience. Upon returning to Turkiye, Karagoz served as foreign news editor at Sabah and also began preparations to establish Sabah's English-language paper, called Daily Sabah. In February 2014, he was named the founding editor-in-chief of Daily Sabah.

After being assigned to national news channel TRT in October 2018, Serdar Karagoz was appointed editor-in-chief of TRT International News Channels. He contributed substantially to TRT's success in the global media arena by adding Arabic, German, Russian, and Balkan language services to the broadcast stream. Since April 7, 2021, Karagoz has continued his career at the helm of Turkiye's global newswire as Anadolu Agency's chairman and director general.

- Curriculum Vitae of Anadolu Agency Deputy Director General and Editor-in-Chief  Yusuf Özhan

A graduate of the Management Information Systems Department at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University in 2010, Yusuf Özhan then earned a Master's Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2012.

In 2011-2012, he did graduate-level research on the role of new media tools in political communications at the same university.

He worked as a Research Assistant on Turkish-American relations, US foreign policy, and the Syrian civil war; his op-eds and analyses were featured in various publications. Ozhan continues his doctorate studies at Marmara University.

His career as a journalist began in 2012 at Turkish Daily Star, where he worked as Foreign News Editor, then he assumed the role of Digital News Manager at TRT World in 2014-2016, and after that, Editor-in-Chief of TurkMedya Digital Group until 2018.

Later, Özhan returned to TRT and worked as Digital Channel Coordinator at TRT's International News Broadcasts Department.

Özhan has been the Deputy Director General and Editor-in-Chief of Anadolu Ajansı since April 2021.