SKOPJE, North Macedonia

Turkey’s leading news provider Anadolu Agency’s Macedonian language service marked its fifth anniversary on Monday.

The agency launched the service, based in North Macedonia’s capital Skopje, on Nov. 9, 2015 as part of its 100th year vision.

The service, which operates together with the Albanian language, has become an important news source in the country within five years.

So far, the service has published more than 66,600 news articles, 23,000 photo galleries, and nearly 15,000 videos from the Balkans, Turkey, and the world.

Continuing its work without losing momentum by following the advices of officials amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the service covered all COVID-19 developments from the Balkans, Turkey, and around globe.

Albanian and Macedonian News Desk also provides its subscribers and readers with photographs, videos, and infographics.

Anadolu Agency boasts 41 offices worldwide and produces news stories in 13 languages — Turkish, English, Arabic, French, BHS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), Russian, Kurmanji, Sorani, Farsi, Albanian, Macedonian, Indonesian, and Spanish.

With 100 years of experience and a strong network of correspondents in 100 countries, Anadolu Agency delivers 2,000 news stories per day, averaging 2,300 images and 400 videos to its subscribers worldwide.

Established on April 6, 1920, as one of Turkey’s first national institutions, Anadolu Agency is committed to expanding its news network and power around the world with new language services and central offices.

* Contributions and writing by Sena Guler in Ankara

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