ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Saturday, May 21, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
Turkey deserves more help for refugees: UN chief
By Ovunc Kutlu and Mustafa Keles
NEW YORK – As he prepares to leave office, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon grants Anadolu Agency an interview to discuss topics ranging from Syrian refugees to Cyprus reunification talks.
The Turks trapped by compulsive cleaning
By Burcu Arik
ISTANBUL – "Think of a day off during which you only scrub, rinse, vacuum, shine and dust. That's me, and I think all these activities have become rituals of my free time."
So says 33-year-old Istanbulite Meltem Ozsoy who is just one of those suffering from uncontrolled thoughts and repetitive behaviors about washing and cleaning – an obsession with sanitation.
Aging Europe overlooks economic potential of refugees
By Gokhan Kurtaran and Tayfun Salci
LONDON - Despite reports from international institutions and remarks from top officials predicting that refugees would likely boost Europe’s economy, officials seem wary of benefiting from that wave of fresh energy.
Asylum-seekers, about 80 percent of them under the age of 35, have not seen a warm welcome from the European continent, which has the oldest population in the world.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC
KUALA LUMPUR — Deputy prime minister announces 100 Syrian refugees set to arrive in Malaysia next week as part of its commitment to accept 3,000 people from war-torn country over next three years.
JAKARTA – Police investigating video deemed Daesh propaganda showing minors in military uniforms burning what appear to be Indonesian, Malaysian and Philippine passports.
BEIJING – Authorities say 125 people arrested linked to scandal involving the sale of $85 million in substandard vaccines.