ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to meet with Georgian counterpart Davit Zalkaliani. They are also due to hold joint news conference.
ANKARA- Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop to receive Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Prime Minister Ersan Saner.
ANKARA - Health Minister Fahrettin Koca to chair Coronavirus Scientific Committee meeting via video link.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk to host Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet state prime ministers on COVID-19 response, to hold news conference afterwards.
BRUSSELS - NATO chief to deliver key note address in Inter-Parliamentary Conference on common foreign, security policy, organized by Portuguese Parliament as part of Portugal’s Presidency of Council of EU.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Antony Blinken to deliver speech on US foreign policy at State Department.
WASHINGTON - Washington DC's National Guard commander Maj. Gen. William Walker to testify during Senate hearing about attack on US Capitol.
NEW YORK - UN special envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener to hold news conference.
ISLAMABAD - Key polling on 37 vacant seats of Senate underway, tough contest expected between ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement.
TRIPOLI - Efforts underway to convene Libyan parliament to vote on government formation.
SANAA - Confrontations between government forces, Houthis continue on several fronts, mainly in eastern Marib.
ANKARA - TurkStat to release inflation figures for February.
PARIS - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to announce inflation figures for February.
Turkey: State-run lenders post $2.1B net profit in 2020
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Three major conventional state-run banks in Turkey -- Ziraat, VakifBank, and Halkbank -- posted 15.43 billion Turkish liras ($2.1 billion) in net profit last year.
Zimbabwe: Easing restrictions bring hope to Vic Falls
By John Cassim
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) - Leadus Dube, 25, a former hotel employee in Zimbabwe’s tourist city of Victoria Falls is elated at the announcement of relaxations in the COVID-19 related restrictions. Like many others, the restrictions pushed him to rags from a decent living.
Why is EU lagging behind in COVID-19 vaccinations?
By Rabia Iclal Turan
ANKARA (AA) - Amid concerns over the spread of new coronavirus variants, the EU has expressed determination to speed up its vaccination program, which began on Dec. 27.
Family ruined after YPG/PKK recruitment of underage son
By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AA) - One day in 2014 during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Turkey’s Siirt province, Saadet Odumlu was planning to cook for her family and enjoy their company while breaking her fast.