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Firat News Agency

Firat News Agency (ANF) (Kurdish: Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê‎, Turkish: Fırat Haber Ajansı) is a Kurdish news agency that gathers and broadcasts news from the Middle East, broadly concerning Kurdish matters. The news agency has offices in Amsterdam and journalists around the world. It has been variously described as pro-Kurdish, pro-PKK, or PKK-affiliated. CBC and Reuters have described ANF as being "close" to the PKK, and Deutsche Welle states the two entities have "links". The BBC have alternately labelled ANF "pro-Kurdish" and "pro-PKK". Because of ANF's alleged links with the PKK, access to its websites from Turkey has been repeatedly blocked by Turkish courts, its social media accounts active in the country have been closed, and its journalists have been detained in Turkey. ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:1241, Added: 07/15/2019