ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend Turkey's Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK) and Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) awards ceremony.
ANKARA - Erdogan to receive Albania's Parliament Speaker Lindita Nikolla.
ANKARA - Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop to hold meeting with Nikolla.
ANKARA - Following worldwide pandemic situation, efforts to stem new omicron coronavirus variant.
PRISTINA - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to separately meet his counterpart Armend Mehaj, country's President Vjosa Osmani, and Prime Minister Albin Kurti.
ST. PETERSBURG – President Vladimir Putin to hold informal annual summit of Commonwealth of Independent States.
ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to reveal international reserves and foreign currency liquidity for November.
Year of Variants: Stubborn virus marks momentous 2021
ANKARA (AA) - Anadolu Agency presents a rundown of the top moments of 2021 in a 12-part series as the world recovers from the pandemic amid a surge of the delta and omicron variants of COVID-19.
India, Pakistan relations likely to remain thorny, say experts
By Ahmad Adil
NEW DELHI (AA) - When India and Pakistan in a surprise announcement early this year agreed to a cease-fire along the disputed Kashmir border, it was believed that the months ahead would see a thaw in the relations between the two South Asian nuclear-armed neighbors.
Ankara inspires Dhaka on reshuffling city management, transportation
By SM Najmus Sakib
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Bangladesh is looking for Ankara-Dhaka city-to-city cooperation to make Dhaka a green and pollution-free modern city by exchanging the best practices of governing mega-cities.
Calais' illegal migrants on their own as world celebrates Christmas
By Cindi Cook
PARIS (AA) - They say on a clear day you can easily see the white cliffs of Dover from the French port city of Calais. Just 34 kilometers (21 miles) across the English Channel, they lie in the distance like a dreamscape, beckoning those who have come here hoping for passage to a new life.
South Asia’s oldest political party marks foundation day
By Ahmad Adil
NEW DELHI (AA) – Coinciding its 137th foundation day, experts in India say that the country’s oldest political party, the Indian National Congress -- now in opposition over the past seven years -- needs a better organizational setup and young leaders to return to power.
Russia vexed by growing US military presence in Greece: Expert
By Ahmet Gencturk
ANKARA (AA) - Greece's prime minister was received in Russia earlier this month amid a backdrop of Athens pushing to become a forward US operating base in the region, while tensions continue to accumulate between the West and Moscow over the buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine's border.