PRESS RELEASE

THE 25th ANNIVERSARY SUMMIT MEETING OF

BLACK SEA ECONOMIC COOPERATION ORGANIZATION

HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

(18-22 MAY 2017, ISTANBUL)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The 25th Anniversary Summit of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) Heads of State or Government will be held on 18-22 May 2017 in the Lütfi Kırdar International Convention & Exhibition Center in İstanbul, Turkey.

ACCREDITATION

Members of media who wish to cover the meeting have to fill the application form and upload the below mentioned documents online via http://bsec25turkey.org.tr/press.aspx until 12 May 2017, 6 p.m. (local time).

  1. Members of the national press:

    Members of the national press should attach a copy of their press card (issued by BYEGM) and a photo.

    Media members without the official press card (issued by BYEGM) should apply with a letter of authorization from their media organization (officially signed by an authorized person and stamped) and a copy of their official ID cards.

  2. Resident members of the international press in Turkey:

    Resident members of the international press in Turkey should attach a copy of their press card, passport and a photo.

    Media members without the official press card (issued by BYEGM) should apply with a letter of authorization from their media organization (officially signed by an authorized person and stamped), a copy of their passports and a photo.

  3. Members of the foreign press coming from abroad:

    Members of foreign press coming from abroad should attach a copy of their passports, a letter of authorization (officially signed by an authorized person and stamped) from their media organization, a copy of their passports and a photo.

VEHICLE ACCREDITATION

During the Summit, the designated parking area next to International Media Centre (IMC) will be reserved only for uplink vehicles; other vehicles owned by journalists or companies will not be allowed to enter the parking area. Application for uplink vehicles has to be done by filling the uplink vehicle application form and uploading the documents via http://bsec25turkey.org.tr/press.aspx online. The information regarding the date and time for the entry and exit of those vehicles will be announced by email.

HOST BROADCASTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) is the host broadcaster of the BSEC 25th Anniversary Summit and will be providing the following services:

Producing LIVE signal of the meeting’s open-to-press moments,

Distributing a clean and non-encoded LIVE signal by providing a TURKSAT capacity of its own,

Anadolu Agency (AA) is the host photographer of the BSEC 25th Anniversary Summit and will be providing the following facilities:

Capturing the meeting’s open-to-press moments,

Publishing the photographs on its Flickr account (https://www.flickr.com/) without logo and password, free of charge.

All the fields in the accreditation forms must be filled and related documents must be uploaded properly. If not, the applications will be invalid. Uplink vehicles will not be allowed to enter the designated parking area next to the IMC without an accreditation card. Incomplete applications and requests received after 12 May 2017, 6 p.m. will not be processed.

Information for the time and the place for the distribution of accreditation badges and cards will be announced later.

For further inquiries please contact press@bsec25turkey.org.tr.