World Bulletin / News Desk
The Turkish Parliament recently approved an agreement between Turkey and Greece on cooperation in the press. The agreement between the two countries underlines three things: their desire to strengthen and deepen the ties of friendship between their peoples; their belief in the free dissemination of information and the enhancement of communication as important factors in strengthening mutual understanding; and their aim to develop cooperation in the fields of press and public diplomacy.
The agreement was signed in İstanbul on March 4, 2013, and published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 18, 2013, as Law 5137.
According to Article 1 of the agreement, the two countries should promote, when needed, the consultation and cooperation that take place between public information and communication offices, namely Turkey's Office of the Prime Ministry and the Directorate General of Press and Information and their counterparts in Greece.
In accordance with Article 2, the countries should encourage cooperation between their respective newspapers, news agencies and other information services with a view to promoting the exchange of information and printed material.
Article 4 underlines that the countries should establish a Committee of Strategic Communication that would draft the two countries' Annual Plan for Strategic Communication on an annual basis. Through that plan, measures promoting public diplomacy and communication should be decided on and implemented, aiming to bring closer the people of the two countries by promoting mutual understanding, cooperation and friendship.Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2013, 11:39