ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host fast-breaking dinner (iftar) for foreign ambassadors and Foreign Economic Relations Board members at the Presidential Palace.
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
LEFKOSA (AA) - TRNC President Mustafa Akinci will receive Elizabeth Spehar, the special UN Cyprus envoy and head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
Homelessness grips Athens during Greek crisis
By Magda Panoutsopoulou
ATHENS (AA) - Research shows majority of people sleeping rough in central Athens lost their homes over the last five years.
BERLIN – German FM Steinmeier meets French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault for talks on bilateral ties, recent developments in the EU, and international security issues.
BERLIN – German FM to meet Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif for talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the Syrian civil war, and other conflicts in the Middle East.
BRUSSELS – Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik will attend a meeting of his NATO counterparts.
WASHINGTON - A vigil and fundraiser for the Orlando shooting victims will be held in front of the White House.
Next US mass shooting may be unavoidable: experts
By Michael Hernandez
WASHINGTON (AA) - Terror shift toward incitement, America’s lax gun laws are ‘potent cocktail,’ says observer.
Two years on, Sri Lankans recall anti-Muslim riots
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti
DHARGA TOWN, Sri Lanka (AA) - Two years since anti-Muslim riots killed four and injured dozens, Sri Lanka’s Muslims fear the prospect of renewed sectarian violence.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC
MELBOURNE - High Court throws out request to hear appeal by opponents of mosque to be built in large country town in Victoria, bringing an end to legal opposition that started in June 2014.
SEOUL - Koreas note anniversary of first-ever summit nearly two decades on, old nuclear questions still fresh.
JAKARTA - Anti-terror unit arrests 4 on charges of arranging Daesh-inspired attack during Ramadan.
ANKARA - Euro 2016: Second match day of the group stage starts. Russia will play against Slovakia in Group B match in Lille Metropole. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. local time in France (1300 GMT).
Additionally there will be two matches in Group A, as Romania meet Switzerland in Paris and hosts France take on Albania in Marseille. The France vs Albania match begins at 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT).