The National Press Club of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) was opened in Karjali. For this purpose, state property has been allocated to the BTA by District Governor Daniel Delchev. The BTA Press Club was opened in Kardzhali after the institution had existed in the city for nearly half a century.
The first Kardzhali correspondent for BTA is Petyr Bakalov. Graduated from Veliko Tarnovo Sveti Sveti Kirill and Methodius University, Department of History in 1974, journalist worked at BTA from December 1976 to December 2011 and covered events in the region. Bacalov is the old head of one of the city’s associations of journalists. Prior to that, Todor Engelishov and Georgy Talev worked as freelance correspondents for the BTA. From 2003 to 2017, photographer Petko Borisov also worked as a freelance photojournalist for the agency. Currently, BTA Kardzhali correspondent is Valentina Stoeva.
BTA General Manager Kirill Viltchev cut the club’s inaugural ribbon at the ceremony, which began with the opening prayer to Father Peter Garina.
Among the official guests who attended the opening ceremony were Karjali Regional Governor Daniel Delchev, deputies, Municipal Council Mayor Huseyin Ahmed, Deputy Mayor Tuncay Sukru, representatives of local institutions, political parties and journalists.
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