Anadolu opens office in Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, 12 May 2014 (WIC) – Anadolu Agency (AA) - a Turkish news agency, has officially opened its East African branch office here today in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

Established on April 6, 1920, AA produces daily 2,000 news stories, more than 1,500 photos and 200 videos in 7 languages in all its 81 branch offices across the globe.

Ethiopia’s branch office of Anadolu is the 3rd largest in Africa next to Cairo and Tunisia.

“I believe Anadolu would help to provide balanced information about Africa to the rest of the world. And also it could play positive role in supporting African renaissance endeavor,” Government Communication Affairs Office State Minister Ewnetu Bilata said.

He added that GCAO would provide the necessary support to make agency’s work successful.

Turkish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Osman Riza, on his part said that the opening of the office would help to further bolster the existing excellent relations between Ethiopia and Turkey.


Kemal Ozturk, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Anadolu Agency said, “We chose Ethiopia as it is the hub of Africa.”

AA is stepping forward to broadcast in 11 languages as well as open office in South Africa and Senegal.