ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive newly appointed ambassadors of Estonia, Sri Lanka and Slovenia.
ANKARA - Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu to meet his German counterpart Horst Seehofer, French counterpart Christophe Castaner and EU commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend Day of German Unity celebrations in the northern city of Kiel.
BRUSSELS - President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to meet with new president-elect Ursula von der Leyen.
VATICAN CITY - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Pope Francis.
LONDON - Monitoring reactions and developments on a new Brexit deal proposed by British government.
MOSCOW - Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to hold weekly press briefing.
SOCHI - President Vladimir Putin to make speech at 16th Annual Meeting of Valdai Discussion Club. President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte to attend the event among other leaders.
PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa to meet with Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari.
NAIROBI - Several NGOs team up to help Kenyans affected by acute malnutrition.
BAHDAD -Anti-corruption protests hit the country for the third consecutive day.
AMMAN - Teachers’ strike enters fifth week with the government seeking to derail it.
SANAA - Following latest developments in war-torn country.
TRIPOLI - Following ongoing battles in capital Tripoli surrounding
ALEPPO/IDLIB – Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
ANKARA - Statistical authority TurkStat to release inflation figures for September.
ANKARA - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to release food prices index for September.
ANKARA - European Statistical Office to release retail trade figures for August.
ANKARA - UEFA Europa League to continue with Matchday 2.
ANKARA - Trabzonspor to host Swiss team Basel in a Group C match.
ANKARA - Istanbul Basaksehir to take on German club Borussia Monchengladbach in a Group J match.
ANKARA - Besiktas to face English club Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Group K match.
PROFILE – Mohandas Gandhi, India’s ‘Father of Nation’
By Riyaz ul Khaliq
ANKARA (AA) – India’s “Father of Nation” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born to a Vaisyas family on Oct. 2, 1869 in Porbandar, now part of India’s Gujarat province.
'Int'l probe into Khashoggi murder needs UN backing'
By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal
LONDON (AA) – The current state of an international investigation into the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year is far from satisfactory, according to a prominent, award-winning British journalist.
‘Turkey should seek criminal probe of Khashoggi murder’
By Tayfun Salci
LONDON (AA) - Turkey should request from the UN the inclusion of names such as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saoud al-Kahtani into the investigation of Jamal Khashoggi murder, according to Human Rights Watch Middle East and North Africa Division director.
UK-based Turkish tour operators seek Ankara’s support
By Aysu Bicer and Havva Kara Aydin
ANKARA (AA) – U.K.-based Turkish tour operators have raised concerns over British global travel group Thomas Cook’s collapse and are seeking urgent help from the Turkish government to avoid losing their market share.