ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to pay first official visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and meet TRNC President Mustafa Akinci.
Northern Ireland’s first opposition parties emerge
By Michael Sercan Daventry
LONDON (AA) – Under the terms of an 18-year-old peace deal, the region’s government must be a partnership between British unionists, who want to remain part of the United Kingdom, and nationalists who favor union with the Republic of Ireland.
BERLIN – Turkish-German NGOs to rally in Berlin against controversial parliamentary motion describing Armenian deaths during the events of 1915 as ‘genocide’.
PARIS – Nationwide rail strike taking place over controversial labor reforms.
PARIS – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek attends ministerial council meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
PARIS – President Francois Hollande meets Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. [MERITS]
PARIS – South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in France for a state visit to mark the 130th anniversary of Seoul-Paris relations.
BRUSSELS - Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik to separately meet Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos. [MERITS]
KAMPALA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to hold bilateral talks with Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe.
PRETORIA – President Jacob Zuma to officiate at International Children’s Day celebrations.
Iranian facility not meant to vie with Gwadar Port: Experts
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI (AA) – Iran’s Chabahar Port is not intended to compete with the China-Pakistan Gwadar Port project, analysts say.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & PACIFIC
BANGKOK – Two Thai military linked to gold-mine conflict sentenced to jail in a rare judgment in favor of affected villagers.
SEOUL – Deadly subway construction accident claims four lives in S Korea, leaves several workers critically injured.
ZAMBOANGA – One-time largest Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front welcomes President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to meet with fugitive leader of group it broke away from, the Moro National Liberation Front.