ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Following worldwide pandemic situation, efforts to stem new omicron coronavirus variant.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
SARAJEVO - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to meet with Bosnian counterpart Sifet Podzic. Akar to also receive Bosnian Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Senad Masovic and meet with members of Presidential Council.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to reveal sectoral confidence indices for December.
ANKARA - Turkey’s Central Bank to announce data for capacity utilization rate in manufacturing industry for December.
Turbulent 2021 for Middle East and North Africa
By Ali Abo Rezeg
ANKARA (AA) – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continued to witness plentiful events in 2021, from reconciliation among Gulf nations to Israel’s onslaught on the blockaded Gaza and the removal of civilian democratic governments in Tunisia and Sudan.
Zimbabwe's 300-year-old tortoise going strong
By Jeffrey Moyo
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) - Trudging in the vicinity of his thatched hut and at times basking in the sun, a tortoise named Tommy exudes indisputable seniority over everyone, who curiously take turns snapping pictures of the centuries-old creature.