Turkey.. Anatolia course for “war correspondent” concludes Friday


The activities of the twentieth edition of the “War Correspondent” course, organized by Anadolu Agency in cooperation with the Police Academy, will conclude on Friday.


The current edition of the course started on Monday and lasts for 12 days, with the participation of 20 local and foreign journalists, at the Police Academy in the capital, Ankara.

Participants receive various lessons in the course from media and security experts, such as “war media”, “fighting the FETÖ terrorist organization” and “air and naval operations”.

The course also includes lessons in first aid, the use of technical equipment at social events, and advanced vehicle driving.

As well as managing the media in emergency situations, close self-defence, technology security and information transfer.


In the second week of the course, the participants underwent maneuvers not to be captured and to protect themselves in the atmosphere of clashes and how to deal in the event of being captured or foreclosed on.

The journalists also participated in training about getting on and off the military helicopter, as well as the rules that must be followed on board the helicopter in times of disasters and wars.

In his speech, Muhammad Kara, one of the journalists participating in the course, said that the level of training they undergo exceeds what they imagine in their daily lives.

He added that they received theoretical lessons in the first stage before moving on to practical exercises on the ground.


He clarified that journalists are obligated in wars and disasters to protect themselves on the one hand, and on the other hand, they must report events correctly and in conformity with reality.

At the end of the training course, which concludes on Friday, the participants will be awarded an internationally recognized “war correspondent certificate”.

And since 2012, Anadolu Agency, in cooperation with the Police Academy, has offered “war correspondent” courses, and it is one of the few institutions that supervise such work.

The courses include qualification programs offered by cadres of academics, professional security forces and experienced reporters.


They use real equipment and create an environment for the participants in the courses that simulates the conditions of war and natural disasters.