ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
KUALA LUMPUR - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend round-table meeting on development and challenges as part of Kuala Lumpur Summit and later to attend meeting of leaders.
WASHINGTON - Desk to follow repercussions after House lawmakers impeached President Donald Trump on two articles.
WASHINGTON - State Secretary Mike Pompeo to deliver speech on human rights in Iran.
BAKU - Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop to hold bilateral talks with Tanzila Narbaeva, chairperson of the Senate of Uzbekistan, and Dastan Dzhumabekov, speaker of the Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan.
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II to formally open new parliamentary session and preview her government's forthcoming legislation.
BRUSSELS - Turkey's Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to meet EU's Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan.
GENEVA - UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Jamie McGoldrick to hold press briefing on latest situation in Gaza and occupied Palestinian territories.
ROME - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to host Central European Initiative Summit.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold his annual televised press conference.
NEW DELHI - Monitoring protests against citizenship law in India.
BAGHDAD - Following Iraqi anti-government protests.
BEIRUT - Following months-long anti-government protests.
TRIPOLI - Following fierce battles in capital Tripoli.
ALEPPO/IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
ANKARA - Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan to attend the Cyber Shield 2019 exercise.
ISTANBUL - Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Beko to face Russian opponents Zenit in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's Round 15.
Russian envoy killed to sabotage Turkish ties: expert
By Ali Murat Alhas and Sibel Morrow
ANKARA (AA) – The assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in 2016 sought to sabotage the normalization of ties between the two countries as well as a cooperation deal struck in 2001, an expert told Anadolu Agency.
From Syria to UK: A young refugee’s unique story
By Havvanur Aydin and Fahri Aksut
ANKARA (AA) – After a long journey from the chaos of the Syrian civil war to pursuing a higher education in London, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee shared his insights with Anadolu Agency on the eight-year war, the problems faced by refugees, and Turkey's efforts to help the region.
Netanyahu at political impasse ahead of elections
By Ossama al-Ghassani
JERUSALEM (AA) - As Israelis prepare to return to the polls for a third time in less than a year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trapped in a political impasse as he faces graft cases and an internal challenge to his leadership of the Likud Party.
Pakistan's pullout from Malaysia summit draws criticism
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - Pakistan's last minute decision to pull out of the Kuala Lumpur Summit has drawn widespread criticism.
Mexican president rejects proposal to relax separation of church, state
By Sierra Juarez
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AA) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that he is against a recent proposal that could ease the separation between church and state in the country.