ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair first meeting of Turkey's new cabinet under the premiership of Binali Yildirim
ISTANBUL – Coverage of Global Donors Forum, a biennial convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. [MERITS]
BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet is expected to finalize a draft law to facilitate integration of refugees into German society and labor market.
BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets Saudi Arabian counterpart Adel al-Jubeir for talks on Syrian civil war and crisis in Yemen.
LONDON – Coverage from start of 2016 London Sukuk Summit on Islamic finance.
‘Exciting’ Turkey is a regional player, says London's Lord Mayor
by Gokhan Kurtaran
LONDON (AA) – In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Mountevans, describes Turkey as "an exciting economy with rapid growth."
ANALYSIS – Why can’t Britain pick where it wants its airport?
By Michael Sercan Daventry
LONDON (AA) – Richmond Park is just eight kilometers [five miles] from London’s Heathrow Airport and local residents live under the flight path for aircraft making their final approach to land.
It is these residents – vocal and well organized – who are determined to prevent Europe’s largest airport from building another runway and generating even more noise.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
S. Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms: Still awaiting liberation
By Hamza Tekin
SHEBAA, Lebanon (AA) – Sixteen years have passed since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon, but for the people of Shebaa Farms, liberation remains elusive.
CAPE TOWN – Coverage of Africa Day celebrations from different locations across the continent.
JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng premier David Makhura will lead huge march against discrimination towards African migrants in South Africa. Johannesburg alone hosts over one million migrants.
Taliban chief’s death dogged by conflicting accounts
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Although the death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansoor appears to have been confirmed, exactly when and where he was killed remains open to question.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & PACIFIC
ZAMBOANGA – Government troops capture camp of Daesh-linked militant group after almost hour-long firefight in predominantly Muslim southern province of Sulu.
BANGKOK – Rich Buddhist temple to hold presser to explain why abbot wanted by police for allegedly siphoning millions from a credit cooperative is too sick to hand himself in. [MERITS]
SEOUL – North Korea announces tightening of ties with Cuba after official talks.