ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Monitoring latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.
ANKARA - Following latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, along Turkey's southern border, reached by Turkey, Russia.
WASHINGTON - Following nationwide protests over murder of George Floyd as they enter 8th day.
BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to meet Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba for talks on bilateral relations, regional and international issues.
LONDON - New round of post-Brexit trade negotiations with EU to be held over videoconference.
TRIPOLI - Following clashes between Libyan army, militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.
NAIROBI - Kenyans to protest against police brutality in the US and Kenya.
Growing cycling events earned more professionals to Turkey
By Handan Kazanci
ISTANBUL (AA) – Many more cyclists have joined the circle of professional bicyclists in Turkey as initiatives were taken for further events in recent years, according to the Turkish cycling body head.
Pakistan's mango exports 'hugely' hit by coronavirus restrictions
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - Pakistan's traditional mango exports take a hit from the economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic, as exporters fear a huge decline in export of the fruit this year.
Turkey’s poet of hope: Nazim Hikmet
By Handan Kazanci
ISTANBUL (AA) – Dubbed by many as the writer of hope, reading Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet is what the world needs during the days of coronavirus.
Africa to lose billions from COVID-19 lockdown
By Addis Getachew
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) – The novel coronavirus has impacted Africa in at least three ways: the loss of an estimated $69 billion, a decrease in the growth forecast and a deepening of poverty, says Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
On your bike! Coronavirus boosts British cycling
By Karim El-Bar
LONDON (AA) – In many ways, the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the world down. Every cloud has its silver lining, however, and one unexpected effect of the outbreak has been to speed up the adoption of cycling in countries around the world.
Nazim Hikmet, writer uniting Turkey and Russia
By Elena Teslova
MOSCOW (AA) - Nazim Hikmet never wrote his poems in Russian although he perfectly spoke the language and his first poetry collection -- «28 Kanunisani» -- was published in the Soviet Union. In Turkish, of course.
Rohingya struggle to resume genocide case in Argentina
By Md. Kamruzzaman
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - A Rohingya rights body has claimed to step ahead to resume a lawsuit at an Argentine appeal court over genocide and human rights violations against the persecuted community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
COVID-19 prompts more Turks to take to the pedals
By Davut Demircan
ANKARA (AA) - COVID-19 has increased the interest for bicycle since the pandemic emerged, according to domestic bicycle producer.
Europe's coronavirus nightmare almost over
By Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak
ANKARA (AA) – Most of the European countries that were hit hard by the novel coronavirus are returning to normal after the pace of new cases and deaths slowed, ending the nightmare on the continent.
As annexation looms, will Palestinian Authority diminish?
By Nour Abu Aisha
GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) – As Israel plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, analysts rule out that the annexation will lead to the dissolution of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA).