ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend metropolitan mayors meeting at presidential complex.
ANKARA - Turkey’s Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, her Netherlands’ counterpart Sigrid Kaag to chair Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) Second Term Meeting and signing ceremony. Pekcan also to attend Turkey-Netherland round table meeting.
STRASBOURG - Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu to attend board of trustees nomination meeting of European Council’s World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
BARCELONA - Pro-Catalan independence groups call for massive protests to mark National Day of Catalonia, demand release of imprisoned separatist politicians.
BRUSSELS - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to visit Brussels after receiving vote of confidence for his second coalition government from parliament.
WASHINGTON - US to mark 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel to address lawmakers during debate on Germany's 2020 budget.
MOSCOW – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to hold talks with Moldovan counterpart Nicolae Popescu.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
Turkey will not allow terror presence at its borders
By Zehra Nur Duz and Erdogan Cagatay Zontur
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey wants the formation of a safe zone east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to eliminate terrorist threats and to solve refugee issues, according to an expert.
Timeline: Failed US adventure in Afghanistan since 9/11
By Beyza Binnur Donmez
ANKARA (AA) - As the U.S. commemorates the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, Afghan peace negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban under Donald Trump’s presidency have reached an apparent dead end.
Bangladesh going to hardline on Rohingya policy
By Md. Kamruzzaman
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Following the failure in the second step to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar last month, Bangladeshi government mounting pressure on the persecuted community and vowed to take harder steps in addressing the crisis.
Indonesian restaurant provides free food, enliven philanthropy trend
By Surya Fachrizal Aprianus
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA) - A chance encounter with an old woman was the inspiration behind the idea for a restaurant in Bogor City that provides as many as 300 hundred “free” meals every day to those in need.