|Updated: 10-May-2004||NATO Press Releases|
(2004)048 22 March 2004
Summit Meetings of Heads of State and Government
Istanbul, Turkey, 28-29 June 2004
Meetings at the Heads of State and Government level of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and between NATO and Heads of State and Government of Partner Countries will be held in Istanbul on 28-29 June 2004.
The meetings will take place in the “Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre” (ICEC). The Media Centre will be located in the “Military Museum and Cultural Site” which is adjacent to ICEC.
2. Accreditation and security checks
The Media Accreditation Centre will be located in
the TRT Istanbul Radio Building (“Radyoevi”) at the following
Opening hours for the Media Accreditation Centre are:
Applications for accreditation can only be made electronically on-line, by clicking on the following link: http://www.nato.int/jas
In order to complete your accreditation request, you will need to provide a digital picture. Only a 3,5 x 4,5 cm passport-size identity photograph in JPEG format will be accepted. Every applicant has to create a user name and a password. Applications for accreditation must be submitted to NATO before Friday, 18 June 2004.
Requests received after that date will not be processed.
Press passes will not be mailed to applicants. They may be collected personally at the Media Accreditation Office as from 09:00 hours on Wednesday, 23 June 2004. An ID card or passport and a press card (or letter of accreditation from a recognized media organization) should be presented and must be shown at any time upon request of security personnel.
All media representatives are informed that security personnel at the Media Centre will examine and may test any equipment and personal effects carried onto the site. To avoid delays, media representatives are requested to arrive with sufficient time to clear the security checks. Television or radio broadcasters, wire services, and photo agencies with bulky equipment are particularly urged to move most of it into the Media Centre before 12:00 hours on Saturday, 26 June 2004.
3. Media centre
The Media Centre staffed by NATO and Turkish personnel will be located within the premises of the Military Museum and Cultural Site.
Opening hours for the Media Centre are:
The Media Centre will be equipped with adequate workspace, communications, and transmission facilities. For specific questions regarding television and radio facilities, please contact:
4. News conferences and press briefings
All news conferences and press briefings will take place in the Conference/Media Centre facilities.
5. Transport -Visas
Media representatives are advised to book their hotel rooms as soon as possible.
Hotel booking information and form is available on-line at the following Website: http://www.zsvturkey.com/accommodation
All major credit cards and bank transfers will be accepted for payment. Currency exchange is available at Banks and currency change offices throughout Istanbul.
8. Programme and pools
The final programme of the meetings will be provided upon accreditation. Media events will begin on 27 June 2004.
Pool cards will be distributed on 26 June.