ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address sixth International Forum of Women in Local Governments.
ANKARA - Erdogan to chair cabinet meeting at Presidential Complex.
ANKARA - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold joint press conference with Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlic Radman.
ANKARA - Desk to follow developments on awarding of Nobel Literature Prize to Peter Handke who is accused of denying the 1995 Bosnian genocide.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver remarks to media at State Department.
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee to hold hearing on 'U.S. Policy in Syria and the Broader Region'.
NEW YORK - UN Security Council to meet at US's request over recent North Korean missile tests.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin to chair Pobeda (Victory) Organizing Committee meeting.
BRUSSELS - President Ursula von der Leyen to present European Green Deal at Plenary session of European Parliament.
THE HAGUE - Following hearings at International Court of Justice on Rohingya genocide charges against Myanmar.
NUR-SULTAN - Kazakhstan to hold 14th meeting of guarantors on Syria.
TEL AVIV - Israeli Parliament to reach deadline to form new government, with snap elections to be held if coalition talks fail.
BAGHDAD - Following ongoing anti-government protests.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
BEIRUT - Following continuing anti-government protests.
PARIS - Galatasaray to take on Paris Saint-Germain in away game to conclude Champions League campaign.
Turkish minority in UK ready for Thursday’s polls
By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal
LONDON (AA) - As Britain heads to the polls Thursday for the third time in four years, voting by the country’s Turkish minority will be shaped by political parties’ policies toward Islamophobia and minorities.
Approach on Islamophobia to shape Muslim vote in UK
By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal
LONDON (AA) - Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.K. remain as the main issue to be handled by any political candidate only a day before one of the most crucial general elections the country would face on Thursday.
Health reform carries Turkey up in human development
By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Health reforms in Turkey introduced in recent years have led to a leap in the country's human development, which reached the UN's very high category, experts told Anadolu Agency.
Sri Lankan journalists fear new government silencing dissent
By Munza Mushtaq
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AA) - Just weeks since Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected as president, journalists in Sri Lanka have been on edge, fearing a crackdown against media freedom, following a spate of incidents including intimidation and interrogations in recent weeks.
'Plan to form joint front of Kashmiri leaders across LoC'
By Iftikhar Gilani
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AA) - Just opposite the mountainous Muzaffarabad city center that houses the Turkish built Osmania Masjid, is the official residence of prime minister of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, also known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Gambia's coastal town shocked by boat wreck in Mauritania
By Mustapha K Darboe
BANJUL, Gambia (AA) - Samba Ceesay, a 56-year-old seaman, remembers his son with a smile.
Paris Agreement: Crucial, promising, still debatable
By Burak Bir
ANKARA (AA) - Despite its importance, the impact of the Paris Agreement, which is seen by many as the "last exit" before climate change catastrophe, remains in question, especially at a time when the U.S. is withdrawing from the non-binding pact.