Ankara to host Turkish-speaking countries media forum

Journalists and media organ representatives from Turkish-speaking countries will gather in the Turkish capital city next week.

Ankara to host Turkish-speaking countries media forum

Journalists and media organ representatives from Turkish-speaking countries will gather in the Turkish capital city next week.

"Turkish-Speaking Countries Media Forum" will be held in Ankara on December 21-22, a statement from Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information said on Thursday.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to deliver a speech on the first day of the forum, which will also be attended by Turkish State Minister & Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, head of Turkish Foreign Ministry's Center for Strategic Research Bulent Aras and Director General of Press and Information Murat Karakaya, the statement said.

During the sessions to be held as part of the forum, issues such as media's effect on democratization in the globalization process, media and NGOs' role in improvement of economic, social and cultural cooperation in the Turkic world, media's position in the Turkic world and its role in public diplomacy will be discussed by participants.

Turkey's leading news agency Anadolu Agency's Director General Hilmi Bengi is also expected to deliver a speech on "cooperation opportunities between Turkish-speaking countries in the field of media and preparation of common content for publications and broadcasts" at one of the sessions of the forum, the statement noted.

Participants of the media forum will also visit popular attractions of Ankara and Istanbul on December 23-24, sources added.


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