ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair security meeting in Turkish capital.
ANKARA – Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to meet President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt in Cankaya Palace.
ISTANBUL – Istanbul Chamber of Industry will announce Turkey’s top 500 companies.
Istanbul's shoe shiners hold on despite falling sales
By Ilgin Karlidag
ISTANBUL (AA) – Can Caglayan was only 10 years old when he grabbed a shoeshine kit and began working in the teeming streets of Istanbul to support his divorced mother.
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
LEFKOSA – President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Mustafa Akinci to meet with Special UN Cyprus Envoy Espen Barth Eide.
BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The visit comes amid tensions between Berlin and Ankara over German parliament’s Armenian ‘genocide’ resolution.
Zambian tribal chiefs fighting against child marriage
By Francis Maingaila
LUSAKA, Zambia (AA) – A disconnect between statutory law and tribal customs which has been blamed for the prevalence of forced marriages in Zambia is now being challenged by some tribal chiefs who are banning the practice.
SA Muslims’ Ramadan traditions reveal rift between generations
By Shu’eib Hassen
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AA) – Monday’s sunset formed silhouettes of local Muslims congregating anxiously on Cape Town’s shores for the new moon to commence Ramadan in South Africa.
PHNOM PENH – Jailer of Phnom Penh's notorious S-21 Khmer Rouge prison -- currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of crimes against humanity — set to testify at Khmer Rouge tribunal against former leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
ZAMBOANGA – Member of country's biggest organization of Muslim professionals hails incoming president as someone who understands Moro problems in Muslim south.