ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Thursday, May 19, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – Turkish President Erdogan to attend reception at presidential complex to commemorate the Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day.
ANKARA – Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu to receive youth representatives to mark Turkey’s national day.
ANKARA – The Central Decision and Administrative Board of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party to announce the candidate for party's leadership at upcoming congress due on Sunday.
ANKARA - Nobel laureate Professor Sancar to display his prize at Anitkabir, Ataturk's mausoleum, in a ceremony attended by Turkish president and prime minister.
LONDON - British Defense Secretary Fallon to meet Romanian counterpart Motoc.
LONDON - Turkey's Ambassador to London Bilgic to hold press briefing on first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul on May 23.
BRUSSELS - Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to attend meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers.
NAIROBI - Amnesty International to hold press conference on legal interventions to address impunity for sexual and gender-based violence committed by armed militias and security forces in South Sudan.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
JERUSALEM – Israel to release jailed Palestinian journalist al-Qeeq, who waged months-long hunger strike to protest his detention.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC
MELBOURNE – Amnesty International releases survey showing that most Australians would welcome refugees, calls on federal government to reconsider its current harsh intake policy.
BEIJING - Ministry of National Defense says Chinese jets’ reported interception of American reconnaissance aircraft over South China Sea “is probably concerning the close-in reconnaissance by U.S. military aircraft against China."
BEIJING – More than 45,000 people affected by twin quakes that damaged 38,000 houses in southwest.