Anadolu Agency (AA) has launched itsNews Tracking System (NTS) which enables monitoring ofnewspapers and websites for plagiarized content. The NTS, developed in 4 months by AA's R&D unit, checks Turkey's 300 local and national newspapers and 4,000 websites. The system also measures the usage levels of AA's content published in Turkey and abroad by web analysis. AA's Information and Technology Director Yakup Sivka said the agency achieved a great breakthrough in last 2 years within both multi-language broadcast and an overall improvement in technological infrastructure. Sivka also said these advanced technologies were followed by many other news agencies and companies and they took offers on the latest version of the NTS software. The system works by checking a news text produced by the agency against 1 million other news pieces, which add up to a body of 1.5 billion texts combed daily. This number reaches 5 million daily checks for photo content. The findings are being reported and archived to use as evidence for plagiarism cases. Checks for photo will begin in February and for videos later in 2014.