Members of the international media assigned to Turkey permanently should apply to the Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI) for press credentials. Those whose applications are approved may be issued Press Card for one year. 

Applications should only be made online. The press members who previously made applications should use the same e-mail addresses and passwords. The applications made from different e-mail addresses shall not be accepted. The press member who cannot remember his/her e-mail address could reach us by using the following contact information. Those who remember their e-mail addresses but forgot their passwords could click "Forgot Password"  link on http://akreditasyon.byegm.gov.tr.

As known, the international press members who are resident in Turkey can work for more than one media organization. While applying for accreditation, the press members who are working for more than an organization should add all their media organizations into the system by clicking on “Add Media Organization” button. On the other hand, it would be sufficient for the press members to write the names of the other media organizations, they don't have to download any documents for the organizations apart from the main organization.

 

** For the first time applications, members of the international press should apply online by uploading the following documents to the system:

1. Photocopy of the ID and visa pages of the passport (Including the pages showing the last entry into Turkey)

2. Letter from the applicant’s organization confirming his/her assignment to Turkey as a journalist and the wage relation between the applicant and the media organization

3. Letter of introduction from the Embassy or Consular Office of the media organization's country in Turkey (This letter should be in “Turkish”)

4. Passport size photograph (For printing on your press card)

5. “Journalist” or “press member” visa obtained from the Turkish Embassy or Consular Office in their countries for those assigned to Turkey on a permanent basis

 

** For the renewal of the accreditations, members of the international press should apply online by uploading the following documents to the system:

1. Photocopy of the ID and visa pages of the passport (Including the pages showing the last entry into Turkey)

2. Letter from the applicant’s organization confirming his/her assignment to Turkey as a journalist and the wage relation between the applicant and the media organization

3. Letter of introduction from the Embassy or Consular Office of the media organization's country in Turkey (This letter should be in “Turkish”)

4. Passport size photograph (For printing on your press card)

5. Photocopy of residence permit and extension pages

6. Clippings or audio/visual CDs of journalistic work in Turkey

 

** Members of the international press working at the Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (TRT) should apply online by uploading the following documents to the system:

1. Photocopy of the ID and visa pages of the passport (Including the pages showing the last entry into Turkey)

2. “Document showing education and position” obtained from the TRT Human Resources Department (Document must specify your “title”.)

3. Passport size photograph (For printing on your press card)

 

** Members of the international press working at the Anadolu Agency (AA) should apply online by uploading the following documents to the system:

1. Photocopy of the ID and visa pages of the passport (Including the pages showing the last entry into Turkey)

2. Letter to be taken from the Anadolu Agency confirming his/her assignment to Turkey as a journalist and the wage relation between the applicant and Agency

3. Passport size photograph (For printing on your press card)

4. “Journalist” or “press member” visa obtained from the Turkish Embassy or Consular Office in their countries for those assigned to Turkey on a permanent basis

5. Agreement signed between the Anadolu Agency and the international press member

 

Applications that are not in compliance with the Press Card Code will be declined.
Following the renewal of the Press Card, the expired press card should be returned to the DGPI.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS AND INFORMATION

Address: Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Cad. No: 122 Balgat/ANKARA

Tel: 0(312) 583 62 47- 0(312) 583 62 50

E-mail: daimiakreditasyon@byegm.gov.tr

İSTANBUL OFFICE

Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No. 23 Dursun Han, Kat: 5 Salı Pazarı - Beyoğlu/İSTANBUL

Tel: 0(212) 512 2013  Extension: 136 or 135

E-mail: istanbuldaimi@byegm.gov.tr