Prominent institutions and figures from Turkey’s sports community felicitated Anadolu Agency on its 100th anniversary on Monday.

Turkey’s Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu hailed the Agency’s “principled and unbiased journalism” as a reason for its enduring success.

“Happy 100th anniversary to Anadolu Agency, which has successfully completed its journey, which started as the voice of our Anatolia during the [Turkish] War of Independence, with its principled and unbiased journalism,” the minister said in a tweet.

The Turkish Football Federation issued a statement wishing the Agency well for its future.

“We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Anadolu Agency,

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