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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.

WHAT’S ANKA REVIEW?

ANKA Review is a weekly English-language newsletter that covers Turkey’s major political developments over the previous seven days.

ANKA Review pieces together the issues based on their importance for Turkey’s agenda, prioritizing news that is not reported in English by other outlets.

In ANKA Deep, we focus on the main agenda of the week, presenting the views of different commentators from Turkey’s polarized media structure.

ANKA Review’s director is Duygu Güvenç, while its associate editor is Stefan Martens, although the review naturally draws on the tireless work of the reporters at all of ANKA's bureaus.



In addition to news pieces, ANKA Review also presents the views of columnists who are experts in wide-ranging fields like the economy, foreign policy, defense and culture.

ANKA Review is delivered to subscribers every Monday morning (Turkish time). Our subscribers include foreign journalists, diplomats, embassies, international organizations, NGO members, businesspeople, experts, academics and more.

To get a taste of ANKA Review, you can read recent articles by our columnists, or you can request a subscription.

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Please fill out the form below to subscribe to ANKA Review, which covers Turkey’s major political developments over the last seven days. Prepared by director Duygu Guvenc and associate editor Stefan Martens, ANKA Review draws on the tireless work of reporters at all of ANKA's bureaus.

By subscribing, you’ll get a comprehensive look at Turkey with our weekly newsletter, which arrives early every Monday, Turkish time (GMT +3). You’ll also be able to read through our archives dating back to April 2020 based on keyword searches.

ANKA, which takes its name from Ankara, is one of Turkey’s oldest news agencies, having been established in 1950.

After experiencing some tough times, the agency was rescued by a group of seasoned journalists under the guidance of Ahmet Dirican in 2019. True to our motto of “Strength Through Independence,” our primary aim is to foster independent journalism and objective reporting while upholding ANKA’s long-time reputation as a school for young journalists.

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ANKA REVIEW

ANKA Review is a weekly English-language newsletter that covers Turkey’s major political developments over the previous seven days.
Sent every Monday morning (Turkish time), the newsletter draws on the work of all of ANKA’s correspondents.

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