ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) High-Level Public and Private Investment Conference at Istanbul Congress Center.
BAGHDAD - Following ongoing anti-government protests.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
BEIRUT - Following continuing anti-government protests.
PARIS - Monitoring nationwide strikes and protests against pension reforms by government of President Emmanuel Macron, especially in capital Paris.
SHAOXING - Turkish volleyball club Eczacibasi VitrA to face Imoco Volley from Italy in 2019 Women's FIVB Club World Championship final at 1200GMT.
SHAOXING - Turkey's VakifBank to play a third-place match against Italian team Igor Gorgonzola as bronze medal match will begin at 0900GMT.
PROFILE: John Lennon: Poster boy for Beatles
ANKARA (AA) - It was 39 years ago today that the world famous The Beatles star John Lennon was shot to death by a fan as he returned home in New York with his wife.
Plain tobacco packs hit shelves in Turkey to curb smoking
By Havva Kara Aydin and Erdogan Cagatay Zontur
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey continues its drive against the health risks of smoking and tobacco, as the new rule forces all tobacco products and cigarettes sold in the country to bear plain and standard packages.
Turkey's new concert hall to be completed in 2020
By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra will finally have a new facility by the end of 2020 with artistic, social and civic features, architects working on the project told Anadolu Agency.
Climate change triggers widespread Pakistan migration
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - Extreme weather patterns, shrinking agriculture, sea erosion and lingering dry spells have caused widespread migration within Pakistan in the past decade, according to officials and local experts.