ANKA: “FREE AND IMPARTIAL”

As the reborn ANKA News Agency, we aim to bring you unbiased, objective, accurate, in-depth, factual and timely news that is free of ideological obsessions.

Our aim is to give a voice to all suppressed and silenced groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race or ideology.

Our origins date back to the Ankara Agency in the early 1950s. In 1972, Altan Oymen, a veteran journalist and mentor for many generations of newsmakers, renamed the agency ANKA. Then, after a period of hiatus, ANKA was reborn in 2019.

ANKA proved the importance of an independent and alternative news agency during Turkey’s 2019 municipal elections by providing accurate, on-the-ground information in the absence of any source other than the state-owned news agency.

Since then, we have been proudly upholding our decades-old reputation as one of the most trusted news sources in the Turkish media.

ANKA News Agency is owned by Güneşim Media, while its editor-in-chief is Göksel Bozkurt.

Today, we are delighted to present the works of Ankara’s veteran journalists, whose in-depth expertise on the subjects they cover – from foreign policy to economics and from domestic policy to the judiciary – had been sorely missed before ANKA’s rebirth.

We’re also true to our motto – "Free and Impartial" – as we pay particular importance to our independence.

In just two years, we’ve begun providing news for national newspapers and television channels, as well as more than 100 websites. Fox TV, Cumhuriyet, KRT, Halk TV, Karar, BirGün, Evrensel, Sözcü, DW, TELE 1, Yeniçağ, T24, ODA TV and Gazete Duvar are all among our subscribers.

The number of ANKA reporters and freelancers around Turkey is also increasing day by day. Besides our team in Ankara, İzmir and İstanbul, ANKA employs freelancers in 66 provinces and 21 districts; by the end of 2021, however, it aims to hire a reporter or freelancer in all 81 of Turkey’s provinces.

Today, we produce approximately 180 visual and written news pieces per day, including items on politics, education, culture, the economy, women's rights, the environment, the judiciary, foreign policy, gender equality, human rights, workers' rights, tourism and more.

We also produce an English-language newsletter, ANKA Review, that provides a comprehensive look at Turkey’s significant political developments over the previous week.

ANKA also has more than 180,000 followers on Twitter, where we promptly share our breaking news, analysis and wrap-ups. Around 1 million people also visit our news site every day.

Importantly, we are increasing our portfolio with real, interested readers, rather than trolls. Accordingly, we do not accept or produce social media ads but count on the quality of our journalism to draw readers instead.

Our aim is to offer examples of professional journalism at a time when the boundaries between information, misinformation, disinformation and propaganda have become blurred. All the while, we pay particular importance to the universal ethical codes of journalism.

Aware of the challenges to real journalism, we believe it’s essential to break the chains of Turkey’s monophonic media.

We believe the real strength of journalism comes from the truth, and we remain committed to serving the public interest as Turkey’s “Free and Impartial” news source.
ANKA HABER AJANS VE MEDYA HİZMETLERİ A.Ş.