Anadolu Agency has launched training program for Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish-language reporters under its Kurdish Broadcasting Project.
Kurdish will be one of the broadcasting languages of AA by September 1st within the scope of its efforts to be an international agency that makes broadcast in 11 languages.
AA News Academy is providing the Kurdish-language reporters with courses on interpreting techniques in addition to reporting skills.
AA Board Chairman and Director General Kemal Ozturk, who gave "International Journalism" course to the reporters, said, "Kurdish-language news desk, founded at the time of solution process, will undertake a very critical mission."
Experts on Kurdish-language are giving lectures about the details of the language and translation techiques to the reporters.
Deputy Rector of Mardin Artuklu University Professor Kadri Yildirim is teaching Kurdish-language grammer and new terminology, while Assoc. Prof. Abdullah Kiran from Mus Alparslan University, assistant researcher Ayhan Tek and Murat Civan, a journalist famous with his works on Kurmanji, are giving "News language in Kurdish" courses.
Yildirim defined AA's Kurdish-language News Project as "extremely important", and said, "It is very important that AA has started such a project in academic level."