site.btaUPDATED New BTA Press Club Opens in Ankara
The Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) will unveil its newest National Press Club in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday. This event is an extension of the Agency's policy to have open media centres in all neighbouring countries as well as in countries with large Bulgarian communities.
The unveiling will be attended by Vice President Iliana Iotova, Bulgaria's Ambassador to Turkiye Angel Cholakov, Bulgaria's Consul General in Istanbul Vassil Valchev, the Consul General in Edirne Borislav Dimitrov, BTA Director General Kiril Valchev, and Bulgarian National Radio Director General Milen Mitev.
The guestlist also includes the Anadolu Agency (AA) Director General Serdar Karagoz, AA Editor-in-Chief Yusuf Ozhan, and the Head of the EU Delegation to Turkiye Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut.
The event will offer a documentary exhibition by the Bulgarian Archives State Agency dedicated to the time that the founding father of the Republic of Turkiye, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, spent in Sofia between 27 October 1913 and 2 February 1915.
BTA's Ankara correspondent will be Nora Cholakova.
Other press club of BTA's are located in Skopje (North Macedonia), Bucharest (Romania), Bosilegrad (Serbia), and Taraclia (Moldova). Free access to BTA in both Bulgarian and English guarantees that the voice of local communities can be heard anywhere in the world.
BTA has a press club on the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii, which set sail for Antarctica on December 27, 2022.
Opening new press clubs is part of the Agency's policy under the brand BTA National Press Club. The goal is to establish them as places for communication between media and representatives of business, politics, culture and sport. Press conferences, discussions, exhibitions, and other events are organized there, during which institutions, organisations and citizens can send messages and make announcements.