ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Friday, June 10, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
VAN - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will attend an iftar meal with locals following a series of inauguration ceremonies.
DIYARBAKIR - Environment and Urban Planning Minister Mehmet Ozhaseki will attend an action plan meeting on the rebuilding of the Diyarbakir province’s Sur district.
ISTANBUL - Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avci will hold a press conference meeting with tourism sector representatives.
ANKARA - The Turkish Statistical Institute will release Turkey’s growth rates for the first quarter.
THE HAGUE - Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik will meet with Dutch Senate President Ankie Broekers-Knol.
- Celik will also attend a working lunch with Dutch FM Bert Koenders.
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
LEFKOSA - Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci will be received by Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci, Parliament Speaker Sibel Siber, and Prime Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun.
- After meeting with TRNC Economy and Energy Minister Sunat Atun, Zeybekci will attend the inauguration of the TRNC’s 40th International Fair.
PARIS – UEFA’s 2016 European Championships, the Euro 2016, kicks off with an opening match between France and Romania in Group A. French President Francois Hollande will attend.
JUBA - United Nations Chief of Peacekeeping Operations to arrive in South Sudan to assess the situation following the formation of transitional government of national unity.
South Sudan’s health care system 'in deep crisis' due to aid cuts
By Parach Mach
JUBA, South Sudan (AA) - “Visiting the public health center is no different than from staying at home because there is no one to attend to a patient. Hygiene and sanitation here are poorer than in our homes.” Athiei Gai traveled 145 kilometers (90 miles) because he thought Juba Teaching Hospital would be more accommodating in the South Sudanese capital than in the conflict-affected State of Jonglei.
THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
JERUSALEM - Anadolu Agency speaks to Palestinian Muslims visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the first Friday of Ramadan.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC
SEOUL - Pyongyang shifts from threats to new proposal for inter-Korean reunification talks
BANGKOK – Buddhist tiger temple launches counter-offensive against trafficking allegations, with abbot expected to give statement after frozen tiger carcasses, skins, and dead cubs found in jars during week-long raid.
YANGON – Construction of fence along border between western Myanmar (home of Muslim Rohingya minority) and Bangladesh resumes despite rumors of cut in budget.