ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to arrive in the Turkish capital for an official visit.
ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Tillerson at the presidential complex.
ANKARA - Erdogan to receive separately Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
ANKARA – Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman to meet Kazakh Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova and Jagland separately at the parliament.
ANKARA – EU Minister Omer Celik to meet Jagland and his delegation in a working breakfast.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency Editor’s Desk to host Development Minister Lutfi Elvan.
ANKARA – Desk to follow 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.
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LEFKOSA - A vote of confidence set to be held for the newly-appointed coalition government.
BAKU - Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak to attend the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in capital Baku.
MINSK – Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to have talks as part of his official visit in Minsk and to leave for Berlin on a one-day working visit.
BERLIN – Yildirim to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss bilateral relations, fight against terrorism, regional and global issues.
BRUSSELS – National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli to attend a ministerial session as part of a NATO Defense Ministers Meeting in Brussels. He is also set to meet with Spanish and Italian counterparts, Maria Dolores de Cospedal and Roberta Pinorti, respectively.
PRETORIA- Monitoring developments after Jacob Zuma’s resignation as head of state.