Anadolu Agency focuses on coup bid in France festival

Turkey's top wire service participates in world's largest photojournalism festival, Visa Pour L'Image, in Perpignan city

Anadolu Agency is participating in the world's largest photojournalism festival, Visa Pour L'Image, in the southern French city of Perpignan, highlighting its exclusive pictures from the recent coup bid in Turkey.

The festival began Saturday and will end on September 11. This is the third time the Turkish news wire is participating in the event.

Internationally renowned news and photo agencies are participating in the 28th edition of Visa Pour L'Image.

This year, Anadolu Agency's is focusing on telling the story about the deadly defeated coup through photographs taken by its photographers on the night of July 15.

The agency's publication "Feto's Coup Attempt: A Timeline", which gives a complete account of what happened on July15-16, 2016 as witnessed by Anadolu Agency reporters and photojournalists, is being presented at Visa Pour L'Image. The book includes pictures and infographics, showing details of the events and the Turkish nation's resistance against the foiled coup.

Anadolu Agency Visual News Editor-in-Chief Ahmet Sel said: "Anadolu Agency has become a key player in international photojournalism."

Sel said pictures published by Anadolu Agency were being used by world's most prestigious newspapers, magazines and websites.

"Anadolu Agency has become an international brand name in photojournalism," he said.

Visa Pour L'Image, which is visited by around 150,000 people each year, takes place every year from late August to mid-September for a period of 15 days.

The first week of the festival, between Monday and Sunday, has been dedicated to professional photojournalists.

Anadolu Agency is promoting photographs taken in 2016 as well as from "anadoluimages.com" and the "Istanbul Photo Awards", which is Turkey's first international news photo contest run by the wire service.

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