TAK, Türk Ajansı Kıbrıs (in English, Turkish News Agency-Cyprus) is the news agency in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus responsible for disseminating TRNC news internationally and disseminating foreign news in the TRNC.
History and Evolution
TAK was established on December 21
. TAK is managed by a 7 member Administrative Council and is (quote) "devoted to the principles
of righteousness and impartiality in its dissemination of news both externally and internally" (unquote).
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Press, Bayrak Radio TV Cooperation (BRTK)
and other local TV channels and radios, newspapers in Turkey
, Anadolu News Agency
(AA), Turkish Radio TV Cooperation
(TRT), foreign agencies and the member branches of the TRNC Government all benefit from the TAK news services.
Relations with foreign agencies
TAK provides news to the international news agencies-- Reuters
, Agence France-Presse
and receives news from Reuters. TAK is also the founding member of the Union of the Turkish Speaking Countries News Agencies
Attitude to TAK by Republic of Cyprus
News reports from TAK that are quoted by the Republic of Cyprus
government is preceded with the phrase 'Illegal TAK News Agency'.