Director general of Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency resigns
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Kemal Öztürk had started serving as Anadolu Agency's director general in 2011.Kemal Öztürk has resigned from his position as director general of state-run Anadolu Agency, the agency’s board of directors announced on Dec. 1.
In its statement, the board praised Öztürk’s contributions during his three-year period at the helm, after taking over as director general in August 2011.
“On account of his principles and working rules, Mr. Öztürk has asked to leave the agency. We are thankful to Mr. Öztürk for his contributions to Anadolu Agency and wish him the best of luck in his life,” the board of directors stated.
Before joining Anadolu Agency, Öztürk served as press advisor for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was the prime minister at the time, before leaving his post in February 2011.
Anadolu Agency Deputy Director General Ebubekir Şahin is set to temporarily replace Öztürk.