ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wedesday, June 12, 2019:
ANKARA - Central Bank to hold fourth Monetary Policy Committee meeting of 2019 to set interest rates.
ANKARA - Statistical authority TurkStat to release fishery production figures for 2018.
ANKARA - Treasury and Finance Ministry to release Treasury cash realizations for May.
BAKU - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to attend 7th Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Trilateral Defense Ministers' Meeting.
GENEVA - Turkey's Family, Labor and Social Services Minister Zehra Zumrut Selcuk to hold bilateral meetings at International Labour Organization (ILO) conference.
TEHRAN - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump to hold press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda at White House.
WASHINGTON - House Foreign Affairs committee to hold hearing on Trump's effort to do end-run around Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia.
HONG KONG - Following protests of territory's bill to allow extraditions to China.
PRISTINA - Kosovo to mark 20th anniversary of NATO's entry into Kosovo; scheduled speakers include former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
SMEDEREVO - Turkey's Halkbank to open new branch in eastern city of Smederevo.
IDLIB / ALEPPO - Following attacks of Bashar al-Assad regime and its supporters on Idlib de-escalation zone and other developments.
Russian missile shield long owned by NATO allies
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) - At least three NATO members have been using Russian air missile defense systems over the years, even as the U.S. steps up pressure on Turkey and India to withdraw from their own purchases of such hardware.