ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at presidential complex, and also set to chair ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's Central Executive Board meeting.
ANKARA - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to meet his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev at Cankaya Palace and hold luncheon in his honor.
ANKARA - Yildirim also to attend AK Party’s Central Executive Board meeting.
ANKARA - Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek to attend meeting to promote Islamic Development Bank’s Science, Technology and Innovation Fund.
ANKARA - Following counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch, which Turkish Armed Forces along with Free Syrian Army launched on Jan. 20 to clear PYD/PKK terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
ISTANBUL - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to deliver opening speech at Turkey-Africa 2nd Ministerial Review Conference and hold joint press conference with African Union Commission Deputy Chair Thomas Qwesi Quartey.
PRETORIA - Ruling African National Congress (ANC) members to march to call for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation. Zuma has faced growing pressure to step down since he was replaced as party leader in December.
PRETORIA - ANC National Executive Committee to meet to discuss Zuma's anticipated exit as head of state.
ABUJA - Trial of over 1,000 Boko Haram suspects to resume following conclusion of investigations into their alleged crimes.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin to hold separate meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) head Gianni Infantino.
PYEONGCHANG - 2018 Winter Olympics continue.
Top-level shuffle in Afghan army causes shockwaves
By Shadi Khan Saif
KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) - A major shakeup at the top level in the nascent Afghan army amid a resilient Taliban insurgency has caused shockwaves in the war-torn country.