ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Central Decision and Executive Board meeting.
BERLIN - Chancellor Merkel to visit Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to remember victims of Holocaust.
SOCHI - President Vladimir Putin to meet with top German businessmen working in Russia.
MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to meet with Belorussian counterpart Sergey Rumas.
ROME - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend 5th edition of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) conference and hold bilateral talks.
MADRID - Greta Thunberg to lead massive protest for urgent action on climate change as UN Climate Change Conference COP25 continues.
PARIS - Strikes and demonstrations to be held throughout France, especially in capital, to protest pension reforms by government of President Emmanuel Macron.
ABUJA - Following developments in abduction of Turkish sailor among crew of 19 off coast of Nigeria.
BAGHDAD - Following continuing anti-government protests.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
BEIRUT - Following continuing anti-government protests.
ANKARA - Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry to announce Treasury Cash Realizations for November.
ANKARA - Volleyball: Turkey's Eczacibasi VitrA to face Guangdong Evergrande in Pool A match, while VakifBank to meet Tianjin Bohai Bank in Pool B game in 2019 Women's FIVB Club World Championships in China.
ANKARA - Basketball: Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 12 matches continue with Istanbul’s Anadolu Efes to take on Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain, and Fenerbahce Beko to host German club ALBA Berlin in Turkey.
Turkish economy on growth path despite risks: Experts
By Gokhan Ergocun and Tuba Sahin
ANKARA - Turkey's economy has entered a growth path but must be wary of risks along the way, international economists told Anadolu agency.
Protests, trust deficit continue as Algeria set for polls
By Ihsan Megdi
ALGIERS - Algeria is scheduled to go to presidential elections on Dec. 12 amid massive nationwide protests that have continued for nine months, rejecting the upcoming elections under the current political structure.
Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost small business
By Dandy Koswaraputra, Pizaro Gozali, and Rhany Chairunissa
JAKARTA - While small businesses across the world are hit by high interest rates, Indonesia has offered shariah-based (interest-free) business to small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs.
Anadolu Efes superstar eyes EuroLeague title
By Can Erozden and Muhammed Enes Calli
ANKARA - Anadolu Efes’ U.S. superstar point guard is targeting this season's Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title, feeling encouraged after netting a record-breaking 49 points.
Turkish contractors expect recovery in building trade
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL - Turkey's construction sector will revive in the third quarter of next year, according to the head of the Anatolian Side Contractors Association.
India: Focus shifts to Babri Mosque demolition trial
By Shuriah Niazi
NEW DELHI - After India’s Supreme Court decided to hand over the site of the 16th century Babri Mosque to Hindus to build a temple on Nov. 9, the spotlight has now shifted to a judicial trail on to the 1992 demolition of the historic mosque.
Genocide lawsuits prompts mixed reactions in Myanmar
By Kyaw Ye Lynn
YANGON, Myanmar (AA) - A billboard of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi sharing a laugh with two top generals appeared in downtown Hpa-An, capital of the southeastern Karen state, for a few days in late November ahead of a Dec. 11 rally to show support for her fight against genocide charges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
India: Undercover reporter predicted demolition of Babri Mosque
By Ahmad Adil
CHANDIGARH, India (AA) - Twenty-seven years ago, Sanjay Kaw, 51, then a young reporter, predicted the demolition of the 16th-century Babri Mosque, beating India’s elaborate intelligence system.