ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, July 4, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Turkish President and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet with deputies at breakfast in his party's headquarters. Erdogan also due to chair Cabinet meeting at Presidential Complex.
ANKARA - Turkey’s statistical authority, TurkStat, to release road motor vehicles statistics for May.
ANKARA - Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BRSA) to release sectoral figures for May.
ANKARA - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to release food price index for June.
ANKARA - European Statistical Office (Eurostat) to release retail trade figures for May.
WASHINGTON - Americans to celebrate July 4th Independence Day. President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at ‘Salute to America’ address.
ROME/VATICAN - Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Putin also due to meet Pope Francis during his visit to Vatican.
DOHA - Afghan peace talks between US, Taliban to continue in Doha.
ALEPPO/IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
ANKARA - Sports desk to follow FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 quarter-final games.
ANKARA - Turkey’s national women’s volleyball team to face Italy in the second match of Group A in 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League final round.
ANKARA - Turkey to play against Chile in 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup.
A case to revive Central Asian linkages to Kashmir
By Iftikhar Gilani
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AA) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East policy and a reach out to Central Asian nations has gained ground to seek alternate markets. Much before the U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war and tariff threats, India had begun reassessing options, triggered by the U.S. decision to walk out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). India and Japan were supposed to play a sheet anchor in the TPP.