ANKA: “FREE AND IMPARTIAL”
As the reborn ANKA News Agency, we aim to bring you unbiased, objective, accurate,
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,
orientation, religion, ethnicity, race or ideology.
Our origins date back to the Ankara Agency in the early 1950s. In 1972, Altan Oymen, a
journalist and mentor for many generations of newsmakers, renamed the agency ANKA. Then,
period of hiatus, ANKA was reborn in 2019.
ANKA proved the importance of an independent and alternative news agency during Turkey’s
municipal elections by providing accurate, on-the-ground information in the absence of
source other than the state-owned news agency.
Since then, we have been proudly upholding our decades-old reputation as one of the most
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
expertise on the subjects they cover – from foreign policy to economics and from
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
In just two years, we’ve begun providing news for national newspapers and television
as well as more than 100 websites. Fox TV, Cumhuriyet, KRT, Halk TV, Karar, BirGün,
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
Besides our team in Ankara, İzmir and İstanbul, ANKA employs freelancers in 66 provinces
districts; by the end of 2021, however, it aims to hire a reporter or freelancer in all
Today, we produce approximately 180 visual and written news pieces per day, including
politics, education, culture, the economy, women's rights, the environment, the
foreign policy, gender equality, human rights, workers' rights, tourism and more.
We also produce an English-language newsletter, ANKA Review, that provides a
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
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
Accordingly, we do not accept or produce social media ads but count on the quality of
journalism to draw readers instead.
Our aim is to offer examples of professional journalism at a time when the boundaries
information, misinformation, disinformation and propaganda have become blurred. All the
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
Turkey’s monophonic media.
We believe the real strength of journalism comes from the truth, and we remain committed
serving the public interest as Turkey’s “Free and Impartial” news source.
ANKA HABER AJANS VE MEDYA HİZMETLERİ A.Ş.