1518 applications for press accreditation

by Sietse Bakker 207 views

Exactly 1518 press accreditation cards were waiting to be picked up at the Abdi Ipekci hall in Istanbul. Meanwhile, already several picked up their card, which gives access to either the P1 or P2 zone. Those who received a P2 card do not have access to the working area.

When esctoday.com arrived at the accreditation desk and press tents, it appeared that not everything was up yet. The wireless internet was not yet active, the catering starts today, cables had to be fixed and decoration works were still continuing.

When our team arrived today, the wireless internet wasn't up yet. No suprise, because the network cable was not yet connected to the wireless modem. Fixed in seconds… The TRT press centre staff is friendly and willing to help with everything, though sometimes language is a problematic issue. Without some basic knowledge of the Turkish languages, the only possible communication with a majority of the TRT and security staff is with sign language…

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