ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, May 29, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend events at Archers Foundation marking 567th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul via video link.
ISTANBUL – Health Minister Fahrettin Koca to attend opening ceremony of Prof. Dr. Feriha Oz Hospital in Sancaktepe.
ANKARA – Monitoring latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey and worldwide.
ANKARA – Following latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, along Turkey's southern border, reached by Turkey and Russia.
BRUSSELS – European foreign ministers to discuss EU-China relations, impact of COVID-19 on Asia and Pacific region.
BERLIN – 27th anniversary of racist arson attack in Solingen that left five members of Turkish family dead.
MOSCOW – Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to take part in video conference meeting of heads of governments of Commonwealth of Independent States.
TRIPOLI – Following clashes between Libyan army and militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.
JOHANNESBURG – Council of ministers of Southern African Development Community to hold virtual meeting to discuss regional development, cooperation and economic impact of COVID-19.
ANKARA – Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) to release GDP data for first quarter.
ANKARA – TurkStat to reveal foreign trade statistics for April.
ANKARA – TurkStat to share road motor vehicles data for April.
ANKARA – Finance and Treasury Ministry to announce borrowing strategy for next three months.
For public health amid virus, Northern Cyprus seeks WHO recognition
By Handan Kazanci
ISTANBUL (AA) – Unrecognized for decades, Turkish Cypriots have launched an online petition campaign calling on the World Health Organization to recognize the country as the novel coronavirus continues to claim thousands of lives worldwide.
India’s flirting with maps triggered border dispute with China?
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) – Although India has publicly downplayed the recent Chinese military incursions along its eastern border in the Ladakh region, the anxiety is looming large in the region.
Turkey serves as beacon for world solidarity amid virus
By Seda Sevencan
ANKARA (AA) – Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Turkey has stood as a shining rod of global solidarity and unity, said a health expert.