ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, May 21, 2022 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ADANA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend youth festival held by Justice and Development (AK) Party.
KYIV - Following war between Ukraine and Russia, international reactions.
BELGRADE - Real Madrid to play against Anadolu Efes in 2022 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague championship game. Barcelona to face Olympiacos in third-place game.
TURIN, Italy - Barcelona to take on Olympique Lyon in 2022 UEFA Women's Champions League final.
Colombian president hails Turkiye for declaring Bogota a 'strategic partner'
By Handan Kazanci
ISTANBUL (AA) - As Turkiye and Colombia are keen on boosting their bilateral relations, the president of the South American country praised Ankara for declaring Bogota a "strategic partner."
Tanzania’s miners warned over river pollution
By Kizito Makoye
MARA, Tanzania (AA) - Authorities in Tanzania have strongly condemned mining companies, accusing them of discharging toxic wastewater into the transboundary Mara River, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of tilapia fish and loss of livelihoods.
Ukraine war draws attention to region's historical backstory
By Ahmet Gencturk
ANKARA (AA) - In a watershed speech that marked the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war, President Vladimir Putin sought to justify Moscow's "special military operation" on historical references, from the common ethnic, cultural, and religious ties between Ukrainians and Russians to his claim that, as a separate identity, political entity, or nation, Ukraine never even existed until fairly recently.
Increasing number of Ugandan youth join politics to earn livelihood, says report
By Godfrey Olukya
KAMPALA, Uganda (AA) - A study conducted by a voluntary group in Uganda has found that the country's youth has been increasingly taking to politics to earn money in the wake of large-scale unemployment and financial crunch.
Backyard private schools on rise in Zimbabwe
By Jeffrey Moyo
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) - Zimbabwe's collapsing education system and poor wages for teachers have led to a mushrooming of makeshift private schools in the southern African nation.
Heart attacks rising among young in India
By Ahmad Adil
NEW DELHI (AA) - Experts in India have urged strong measures to prevent the rising number of heart attacks among the younger population of the country.