ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Friday, May 20, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
- Ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Deputy Chairman Mustafa Atas to hold news conference after Transport Minister Binali Yildirim was nominated to serve as the party’s next chairman.
- Turkish parliament to continue debating motion to lift immunity of some deputies.
- Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend NATO foreign ministers' meeting and have talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Brussels.
- Turkish Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar to speak at Istanbul Technical University. The 2015 Nobel Prize-winning biochemist is working on a new paper to help scientists locate and repair DNA damage caused by UV radiation and chemotherapy.
- Turkish courts strike blow against immunization program
By Tuncay Kayaoglu
ISTANBUL (AA) – The anti-vaccination movement in Turkey has found support in its battle against mandatory immunization programs: the courts.
Journalist decries Egypt handing him death sentence
By Michael Sercan Daventry
LONDON (AA) – A former Al Jazeera news director facing the death penalty following an Egyptian court ruling has denounced the decision as politically motivated.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
EGYPT – Coverage of ongoing search to find EgyptAir plane which went missing over the eastern Mediterranean.
S. Sudanese losing Internet as economic woes grind on
By Parach Mach
JUBA, South Sudan (AA) – In South Sudan, where the cost of services has become prohibitively high due to its war-torn economy, Internet providers (ISPs) are not proving to be an exception.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & PACIFIC
BEIJING – Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as Taiwan’s first woman president after election that saw her traditionally pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party win its first parliamentary majority.
TOKYO – Investigators say American working at U.S. military base in Okinawa admitted to strangling woman in case that led to summoning of U.S. ambassador in Tokyo ahead of President Obama’s Japan visit.