The Impact of Anadolu Agency News as a News Source on Arab Media and Arab Public Opinion


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Özçağlayan M., Boudchar O. A.

TAM Akademi Dergisi, vol.1, no.2, pp.96-125, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.58239/tamde.2022.02.002.x
  • Journal Name: TAM Akademi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-125
  • Marmara University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Global news agencies continue to play a fundamental role as news providers not only for media   outlets   but   also   for   individuals   by   making   the   instant   dissemination   and consumption  of  news  possible  and  promoting  an  experience  of  global  connectedness. The  globalization  of  the  media  has  led  to  a  few  global  news  agencies  dominating  the world's media; thus, the influence of these agencies can spread across countries without regard to  political  boundaries. As  part  of  the  international race  to  win  the  Arab  public opinion and consolidate their dominance in the Arab world, the big global news agencies are  seeking  to  present  their  programs  and  news  in  Arabic  language.  In  recent  years, Turkey  as  an  important  regional power  in  the  Arab  world  has  taken  some  initiatives  tocommunicate with the Arab public through the press, the most important of which is the Arabic  Department  of  the  Anadolu  (News)  Agency.  On  this  basis,  the  study  aims  to examine  the  level  and  nature  of  the  media  presence  of  Anadolu  Agency's  Arabic Department  in  the  Arab  world  and  how  Anadolu  Agency  can  become  a  reliable  news source for the largest Arab media outlets. In this study, on the one hand, a quantitative approach  was  adopted  in  which  the  researchers  collected  data  on  the  daily  and  the monthly numberof news quoted by Arabic newspapers from the Arabic Department of Anadolu  Agency.  On  the  other  hand, in the  qualitative  analysis,  the  study  relies  on the analysis  of  some  surveys  and  previous  Arabic  studies  to  identify  the  factors  that contribute  to  the  success  and  development  of  the  Arabic  Department  of  the  Anadolu Agency  in  the  Arab  world.  The  study  showed  that  the  common  cultural,  religious,  and historical  ties  between  Turkey  and  the  Arab  world  have  greatly  facilitated  the  active presence of Anadolu Agency in the Arab geographies and the regions.