Anadolu Agency Launches Persian Service

ANKARA, Turkey, September 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

- Persian becomes Anadolu Agency's ninth language service in line with its goal of expanding its global news network

Anadolu Agency launched its Persian wire service and officially opened its Tehran office today, with several of its stories, photographs and videos available to the public at

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Anadolu Agency works non-stop to expand its global news network. The inclusion of the new service brings the agency's broadcasting languages to nine, including Turkish, English, Arabic, French, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Russian, Kurdish, and Albanian.

Anadolu Agency (@anadoluagency), has been meticulous in its preparations for the launch of the Persian service, taking into consideration the social, cultural, historical, economic and geostrategic significance for Turkey of the Persian-speaking countries, which include Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

The Persian service (, of which the beta version has been running for a while, has developed its technical infrastructure in order to supply news stories to media outlets in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in their mother language.

Anadolu Agency's Tehran-based Persian News Desk (@aa_persian) will widely report on developments in politics, economics, sports, tourism, life, culture and arts all over the world, with the aim of bringing a breath of fresh air to the Persian media landscape.

- Anadolu Agency's Tehran office officially opens

A number of representatives from Iran's major media outlets, as well as Turkish and Iranian bureaucrats to attend the official opening ceremony of the agency's Tehran office today. A reception party will be held simultaneously at the Istanbul Persian Desk with the attendance of AA Deputy Director General Mustafa Ozkaya and AA Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Director General Metin Mutanoglu.

Iran, Afghan and Tajik media outlets will now have the opportunity to follow developments in all corners of the world, through the accurate and reliable stories published by the experienced team at the Tehran-based Persian desk.

Anadolu Agency's Persian service will be fully available to its subscriber media outlets on the Agency's "News Management System" interface while some of the service's news stories, photographs and videos will be available to the public on the AA website, at

For more information, please contact: Esra Kirecci,


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