ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 (coverage may change depending on developing/ breaking stories):
ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend commissioning ceremony of test and training ship TCG Ufuk at Istanbul Maritime Shipyard.
ISTANBUL - Erdogan to receive Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani at Vahdettin Mansion.
MOSCOW - Special representatives from Turkiye and Armenia to meet in Moscow to discuss steps for normalizing bilateral relations.
MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to hold annual news conference.
ANKARA -Turkish statistical authority to announce Turkiye’s residential property sales in December 2021.
ANKARA -Turkish Central Bank to announce private sector’s total outstanding loans received from abroad in November 2021.
ANKARA - Eurostat to announce trade balance for November.
WASHINGTON - US Commerce Department to announce retail sales for December.
WASHINGTON - US Federal Reserve to announce industrial production for December.
Italy's 'colonial language' comeback in Somalia met with anger
By Mohammed Dhaysane
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA) – When Somalia’s state-run Radio Mogadishu began airing an Italian-language program earlier this month under a new agreement with Italy, it led to an uproar.
Turkish furniture sector eyes $6B in exports in 2022
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) – The Turkish furniture sector, which closed out last year with exports worth $4.3 billion, in 2022 is aiming to reach $6 billion, said the head of the Furniture Industry Businessmen Association (MOBSAD).
New system of testing students in Zimbabwe promotes logic, say experts
By John Cassim
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) – As countries observe World Logic Day on Friday, experts say a blessing in disguise came for the southern African country of Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shuttered for most of the time.