Chairman of the Board
Anadolu Agency (Turkey)
Kazancı was born in Istanbul in 1975, but he is originally from Turkey’s northeastern Trabzon
province. He did his early schooling at the Kartal Anatolian Imam Hatip High School in Istanbul.Later, he studied law at Istanbul University. He became the Chief Editor of the Turkish television channel, TV Net. He also wrote articles for the Daily Yeni Safak until 2011, when he was appointed as Erdogan’s principal consultant during his Prime Ministry. Kazancı went on to serve as a Chief Advisor when Erdogan became the President and simultaneously he served as the Head of Corporate Communications Department at the Presidency. He started his duty as Chairman of the Board and Director General of Anadolu Agency in 16th December 2014. Kazancı is married with two daughters and a son.
ABNA-SE Secretary General
Michalis Psilos is a journalist. He was born in 1960 in Athens and studied Geology at the University of Patras. He began his career in journalism in 1982 at Rizospastis newspaper and then worked in newspapers Proti, Nea, Vradyni, Isotimia, Pontiki, Prin and Efimerida ton Syntakton. He has also worked in radio “Diavlos 10” and “Radio 5” as well as in several political magazines. From 1991 to 2009 he worked for Antenna TV and between 2001 -2009 was head of Antenna’s International News Department. He has been working in the Athens News Agency Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA) since 1988. He has conducted dozens of journalistic missions around the world and has taken hundreds of interviews. He has been President & CEO of Athens News Agency Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA) since 2015.