Press Release Opening Ceremony for Worship in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, 24 July 2020)

1. GENERAL

The opening ceremony for worship in Hagia Sophia will be held on 24 July 2020, with the attendance of President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

 

2. ACCREDITATION

Members of the press who wish to cover the ceremony should apply for accreditation by uploading the required documents online via http://akreditasyon.iletisim.gov.tr, no later than 22 July 2020, 16:00 hrs.

a) Members of the National Press;

Members of the national press who have no press card are required to upload “a letter of authorization” from their media organization (officially signed by an authorized person and stamped) to the system.

Members of the national press holding a press card are not required to upload any documents. (Permanent and Free Press Card holders should upload a letter of authorization from their media organization online and state for which institution they are going to cover the ceremonies in the area named “Explanations” on the application page.)

b) Resident Members of the International Press in Turkey

International press members who are resident in Turkey are not required to submit any documents. They are only required to log in the system by the e-mail addresses and the password they used for their permanent accreditation application, and to select the activity they wish to cover, for completing the application.

Any e-mail address entered for the application other than the one used for permanent accreditation application will not be taken into account. For those members of the press who do not remember their e-mail addresses can contact us from the e-mail address  http://daimiakreditasyon@iletisim.gov.tr.

c) Members of The International Press Coming From Abroad

Members of the press coming from abroad are required to upload a letter of authorization from their media organization (officially signed by an authorized person and stamped) and a copy of their passport to the system.

 

3. ACCREDITATION METHOD

a) Enter the address  http://akreditasyon.iletisim.gov.tr

b) If you are a first-time applicant, click on the “Register” button and enter your e-mail address and a password you choose.

c) Next, click on the activation link sent to your e-mail and complete your registration.

d) After clicking the activation link on the page that comes before you use the “Log in” button and re-enter the system with your e-mail address and password.

e) Fill out your personal information on the profile page and upload your photograph. (The information you submit should be; for members of the national press as written on your “identity card”, and for international press as written on your “passport”.)

f) After saving the personal information, on the page that opens click on the name of the activity “Opening Ceremony for Worship in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, 24 July 2020)” on the area “Choose Application”.

g) For national and international press card holders’; media organization, position and contact information will automatically appear on the system. Members of the press will complete their application by clicking on the “Send” button on the right corner of the page.

h) For national and international media members without press card should upload the required documents to the system and complete their application by clicking on the “Send” button on the right corner of the page.

i) Members of press who complete the application successfully, will receive an e-mail message “Your application was saved in the system" (Re-apply if you have not received an e-mail as such.)

j) Upon approval, “a confirmation e-mail” will be sent to your mail address.

k) Do not forget the e-mail and password you used four your application. You will need these on your other accreditation applications.

 

4.UPLINK VEHICLES

Uplink vehicles which will facilitate in the ceremony area should also be accreditated. Only one person’s accreditation application will be enough for each uplink vehicle. Vehicle accreditation can be made just for the uplink vehicles. Accreditation application for private vehicles won’t be accepted.

Uplink and technical vehicles that are not accreditated won’t be allowed to facilitate in the ceremony area. Press members who are not accreditated won’t benefit from the press organizations during the ceremony.

 

5.LIVE BROADCAST GUESTS OF THE MEDIA

Media companies should send the name-surname, and id card numbers of their live broadcast guests to http://basin@tccb.gov.tr until 22 July 2020, 16:00 hrs.

The guests whose information are not sent until the stated date and time above won’t be allowed in the ceremony and live broadcast area.

 

6.DELIVERY OF THE ACCREDITATION CARDS

The accreditation cards can be collected starting from 24 July 2020, 09:00 hrs from the press desk to be set up at the press entrance point of the ceremony area.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1. Members of the national press

Contact Person

Contact Telephone Number

Contact E-mail

Batur TEMİZSOY

+90 212-512 20 13 / 135

istanbul.enf@iletisim.gov.tr

 

 

 

 

2. Resident members of the international press in Turkey

Contact Person

Contact Telephone Number

Contact E-mail

Aysun EMANET

0212-512 20 13 / 133

istanbul.enf@iletisim.gov.tr

 

 

 

 

3. Members of the international press coming from abroad

Contact Person

Contact Telephone Number

Contact E-mail

Handan BARLAS

0212-512 20 13 / 142

istanbul.enf@iletisim.gov.tr