ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Friday, July 30, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet Guinea-Bissa counterpart Umaro Cissoko Embalo at Vahdettin Pavilion.
ANKARA - Following forest fires in southern Turkey that have led to deaths, injuries.
ANKARA - Following normalization process in Turkey, developments related to COVID-19, virus variants, worldwide pandemic situation.
ROME - Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy to attend G20 culture ministers meeting hosted by Italy.
TUNIS - Monitoring developments in wake of President Kais Saied suspending parliament.
JERUSALEM - Monitoring situation after Israeli forces carried out airstrikes on Gaza Strip following launch of incendiary balloons from besieged Palestinian territory.
YANGON - Monitoring developments after February military coup triggered violent protests, crackdown.
MOSCOW - Turkish Trade Minister Mehmet Mus to meet with Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Resetnikov and also meet with Turkish businesspeople.
ANKARA- Turkish Statistical Institute to release tourism and foreign trade statistics for first half of 2020.
ANKARA - Culture and Tourism Ministry to share foreign visitor figures for first half of 2020.
BRUSSELS - Eurostat to release unemployment figures for June.
TOKYO - Following Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Palestinian women in Israeli prisons keep bonds of friendship alive
By Salam Abu Sharar
RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) - Defying restrictions, Palestinian women in Israeli prisons find ways to stay connected to their friends on special days like birthdays and religious observances.
Zimbabwe’s rural townships on verge of extinction
By Jeffrey Moyo
MARANDA, Zimbabwe (AA) - Mulibazisi Ngwenya, 79, sat on the verandah of his closed shop in Maranda, a small town in Zimbabwe, reminiscing about the days when he still had a thriving grocery store.