ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, July 4, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend inauguration ceremony of Kartal State Hospital. Erdogan later to attend inauguration ceremony of revenue administration building of Treasury and Finance Ministry in Atasehir.
ANKARA – Following latest developments after fireworks factory blasts in northwestern Sakarya province, causing four deaths, scores of wounds.
ANKARA – Following 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.
TRIPOLI – Following clashes between Libyan Army and militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.
Tanzania testing novel model to produce green charcoal
By Kizito Makoye
MABWE, Tanzania – Over the past many years, Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast wilderness, is losing 483,859 hectares of forests annually to charcoal production.
Turkish space team to send mini satellite into space
By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur
ANKARA (AA) – A Turkish space team of engineering students will send a miniaturized satellite known as PocketQube into space in December.
Europe unites against Israel’s West Bank annexation plan
By Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak
ANKARA (AA) – Encouraged by US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month announced that his government would formally annex the Jordan Valley and all settlement blocs in the West Bank.
YPG/PKK recruitment of foreign fighters poses threat to West
By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA (AA) – While many Western countries backed the idea of supporting the YPG in Syria -- an offshoot of the PKK that has the blood of tens of thousands of Turkish citizens at its hand -- Turkish officials rejected the idea of supporting one terror group to beat another, ISIS/Daesh. However, warnings of Turkey fell on deaf ears and the YPG recruited more and more foreign fighters.