Updated: 15-Jun-2004 NATO Press Releases


4 June 2004

Second Media Advisory

Summit Meetings of Heads of State and Government

Istanbul, Turkey, 28-29 June 2004

NATO Istanbul Summit
- 28-29 June 2004
Host country website


1. Information

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 address:

Cumhuriyet Cad. No. 32
Harbiye, Istanbul

Opening hours for the Media Accreditation Centre are:

Wednesday, 23 June 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday, 24 June 09:00 - 21:00
Friday, 25 June 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday, 26 June 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday, 27 June 08:00 - 24:00
Monday, 28 June 06:00 - 24:00
Tuesday, 29 June 06:00 - 16:00

Applications for accreditation can only be made electronically on-line, by clicking on the following link: https://my.hq.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:
Sunday,27 June 09:00 - 24:00 hours
Monday,28 June 24 hours
Tuesday,29 June 24 hours
Wednesday, 30 June 00:00 - 14:00 hours

The Media Centre will be equipped with adequate workspace, communications, and transmission facilities.

Deadline For Broadcast Requests

The deadline for broadcast requests is 15 June 2004.

TELEVISION - Host Broadcaster

The Host TV Broadcaster for the Summit is Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT). TRT will provide coverage of delegation arrivals, the opening session, official photographs, evening events, and main international news conferences. A complete international broadcasting centre and master control, with stand-up positions and interview studios are available. For Eurovision services, full specifications, stand-up locations, up-link truck parking area and rates, please visit www.eurovision.net or contact

Mr. Lance Newhart
Eurovision Operations
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Telephone : + 41 22 717 2841
Fax : + 41 22 747 4841
e-mail : newhart@eurovision.net

RADIO - Host Broadcaster

The Host Radio Broadcaster for the summit is TRT. EBU will provide signal and technical assistance. For Eurovision services, full specifications and rates, please contact:

Mr. Javier Tola
Head of Radio News and Sport
European Broadcasting Union
Telephone : + 41 22 717 2604
Fax : + 41 22 747 4604
e-mail : tola@ebu.ch

TRT will also have a mobile radio studio with live transmission capacity.

For TRT services and full specifications please contact:
Yusuf Yildirim
Telephone : + 90 532 426 91 79
Fax : + 90 312 491 62 31
e-mail : yusuf.yildirim@trt.net.tr

For reservations please contact:
Cigdem Sahin
Telephone : + 90 312 491 62 29
Fax : + 90 312 491 62 31
e-mail : cigdem.sahin@trt.net.tr

4. TV/Radio Interview Studios

Two TV/Radio interview studios are located at the Military Cultural Site. For full specifications, rates and reservations please contact Cigdem Sahin.

5. Uplink Trucks

Uplink trucks which will be given access to the Media Centre, will be allowed to enter the premises between 09:00 and 21:00 hours on 26 June 2004.

6. Electricity and electrical appliances

Voltage in Turkey is 220V, and plugs have two round pins. An adapter is needed for different voltages and plugs.

7. Comuunications

Wireless network communication will be available at certain areas in the Media Centre. Laptop computers will need to be equipped with an RJ 45 Ethernet plug in order to be able to connect to the LAN network installed in the main filing centre.

In addition, ISDN lines (for photograph and radio transmissions and other transfers necessitating high-speed Internet connection) will be available. ISDN lines will be in “Euro ISDN” standard. Please check if you need a proper adapter to use Euro ISDN lines.

8. Transport

Media representatives are advised to use their own means of transportation to and from the airport.

From 09:00 on Sunday, 27 June, a shuttle bus service will operate between the Accreditation Centre, the Media Centre and the following bus stops,
1.Hotel Divan, Taksim, Istanbul
2. Atatürk Kültüt Merkezi, Taksim, Istanbul

9. Enquiries

Mr. Ahmet Parla
Summit Meetings Deputy Media Co-ordinator
Turkish Task Force
Tel : +90 212 367 00 06
Fax : +90 212 367 00 98
E-mail : nato-info@byegm.gov.tr

Mr François Le Blévennec
NATO Media Co-ordinator
NATO Press and Media Section
B-1110 Brussels
Tel : +32 (0)2 707 50 38
Fax : +32 (0)2 707 50 57
E-mail : istanbul.summit@hq.nato.int

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