ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, October 18, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Qatar’s Vice President and Foreign Minister Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani at Dolmabahce Palace.
ANKARA - Monitoring developments and reaction to Turkey’s agreement with the US over pause of anti-terror operation in northern Syria.
BERLIN - Monitoring reaction to Turkey’s agreement with the US over pause of anti-terror operation in northern Syria.
BRUSSELS - Day 2 of EU leaders summit.
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit Erbil.
DURBAN - Naledi Pandor, minister of international relations and cooperation, to welcome Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in coastal city of Durban. South Africa is China’s largest trading partner on the continent.
ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to announce international investment position for August.
ISTANBUL - Galatasaray to face Demir Grup Sivasspor in Turkish top-tier Super Lig match.
VALENCIA - Turkish basketball club Anadolu Efes to take on Valencia Basket from Spain in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague round 3 match.
Social media misleads public via disinformation
By Gozde Bayar
ANKARA (AA) - As Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria has continued to push forward with success, the disinformation campaign to smear it on social media has persisted.
Dutch historian who saved Ottoman monuments in Greece
By Fatih Hafiz Mehmet
IZMIR, Turkey (AA) - Dutch historian Machiel Kiel showed an extraordinary effort to save Ottoman monuments in Greece from falling into ruins by bringing the issue to the eyes of Europe.
African countries push for higher literacy
By James Tasamba
KIGALI, Rwanda (AA) - Literacy rates in African countries are estimated at roughly 70%, according to African Union data released Thursday, lagging behind world averages of about 90%.
Israeli support for YPG/PKK reeks of 'Great Game'
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) - Israeli opposition to Turkey's counter-terrorism operation in northern Syria, which aims to secure the area for the safe return of Syrian refugees and prevent the formation of a terror corridor, has let the cat out of the bag.
'Terror groups along Turkish border serve Israel’s interests'
By Ali Abo Rezeg
ANKARA (AA) - The presence of terror groups along Turkey’s borders serves to promote Israel’s interests, said a senior Hamas leader.
Brexit: Divisive force in the making
By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal
LONDON (AA) – A historic sitting of the House of Commons on Saturday will see British lawmakers consider ratification of a newly reached Brexit deal some three-and-a-half years after a referendum that decided the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union.