ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, June 27, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
OSAKA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend reception ahead of G20 Leaders’ Summit hosted by Osaka governor and mayor, receive honorary doctorate degree from Mukogawa Women's University
BRUSSELS - Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to attend second day of NATO defense ministers’ meetings
WASHINGTON - US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to hold hearing on ‘Religious Freedom in Turkey’
ALEPPO/IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
ISLAMABAD - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani leadership
TEHRAN - Iran to surpass uranium enrichment limits set out by JCPOA
ANKARA - Turkey to face Italy in FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 group match in Nis, Italy
ANKARA - Following 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
ANKARA - England to take on Norway in 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals in Le Havre, France
Pakistan ex-spy chief: US dictate on S-400 'difficult'
By Iftikhar Gilani
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AA) - Gen. Ehsan ul Haq retired as chairman joint chiefs of staff committee of the Pakistan military in October 2007. He was chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the premier Pakistan intelligence agency, between October 2001 and 2004, the crucial period that saw American intervention in Afghanistan.
Karachi cemetery: Memorial to war's fallen
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - Sitting under a lignum tree to avoid the midday broiling sun, Saeed Baqri told the history of the Karachi War Cemetery.
Ethiopia: Taking layers off mysterious coup attempt
By Addis Getachew
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) - Ethiopians over the past few days have been trying to make sense of what has been described as "a failed coup" as armed men gunned down high-ranking military officers and officials in the capital Addis Ababa and the northern city of Bahir Dar.
I thought I was dead: Syrian man tortured in Assad jail
By Mohamad Misto and Adham Kako
ISTANBUL (AA) - "I thought I was dead when they pulled out my toe nails and put my feet in iced water," said a Syrian man, recounting the excruciating torture he endured imprisoned by the Syrian regime for over three years after completing his military service.
Turkey’s ancient Lycian Way awaits adventurers, trekkers
By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA (AA) - When tourism and Turkey are mentioned together, one might think about country's countless blue-flagged beaches and ancient sites, but it also appeals to adventurers with one of world’s longest footpath: the Lycian Way.
Syrian teen carries burden of providing for family
By Meryem Goktas
AL-BAB, Syria (AA) - Forced to grow up without having the chance to live his childhood under peace, a 14-year-old boy provides for his family in war-torn Syria.
Turkey refurbishes S.Africa’s historic Soweto mosque
By Hassan Isilow
PRETORIA, South Africa (AA) - Turkey’s state-run aid agency- TIKA has completed massive renovations at a historic mosque in Johannesburg’s township of Soweto, the agency said.
Despite tensions, US-Iran war unlikely: Analysts
By Syed Zafar Mehdi
TEHRAN (AA) - Heightened tensions between Iran and the United States in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from a 2015 landmark unclear deal have brought the two adversaries to the brink of a direct military confrontation.