| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

Al-Makary joins Istanbul summit, visits TRT and archives

Ziad Al-Makary, the acting minister of information, attended the opening of the International Strategic Communication Summit, or “Stratcom,” in Istanbul along with two other Turkish officials, Hakan Fidan, the foreign minister of Turkey, Fakhr al-Din Altun, the media official in the Turkish Presidency, and Mazen Kabbara, the consul of Lebanon in Istanbul.

During the inaugural session, Melissa Fleming, the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan both offered video messages to the summit.

During the opening remarks of the second day of the summit, Minister Al-Makary denounced “Israel’s killing of Lebanese journalists in the south” and advocated for the “involvement of youth, technology, social media, and politicians in the reduction of hate speech and fake news.”

In this context, the Minister visited the headquarters of TRT Television, where he was received by the Deputy Director General of the TRT Arabi Network, Omar Farouk Tanriverdi, the Director of TRT Arabi Channel, Ibrahim Kilic, and News Director, Firas Naseer.

During the meeting, the minister discussed with conferees the possibility of cooperation at the media level.

  • NNA