ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
KOCAELI - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend official opening ceremony of Information Valley, unveiling of Turkey’s indigenous automobile.
ANKARA - Turkish national anthem poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy to be commemorated on 83rd death anniversary.
MOSCOW - Russia, Ukraine expected to sign agreement on Russian gas transit to Europe through Ukrainian territory.
KABUL - Afghanistan's Independent Electoral Complaints Commission to make decision on complaints against preliminary results of presidential polls.
TRIPOLI - Monitoring clashes between Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and forces of commander Khalifa Haftar.
BAGHDAD - Following Iraqi anti-government protests.
BEIRUT - Following months-long anti-government protests.
ALEPPO / IDLIB / HASAKAH / RAQQA - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to release International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity statistics for November.
ISTANBUL - Turkey's Fenerbahce Beko to take on Spain's Valencia Basket in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague regular season match.
ISTANBUL - Besiktas to face Genclerbirligi in Turkish Super Lig's week 17 match at Vodafone Park.
An evening in Ankara with Urdu language legend
By Riyaz ul Khaliq
ANKARA (AA) - The excitement was palpable at the Urdu Department of Ankara University, where students, teachers and literati of Turkish capital had gathered to listen to renowned Urdu poet, play writer and lyricist Amjad Islam Amjad.
Bangladesh: Racing to move from middle-income to developed economy
By Sorvar Alam
ANKARA (AA) - Robust economic reforms, remittances received from expatriate community, boost in exports, coupled with the vision of country's leadership, are major factors behind the turnaround of Bangladeshi economy, believes country’s top official.
Exodus exhibit to tour to raise awareness on refugees
By Handan Kazanci
ISTANBUL (AA) - An exhibition of the works of renowned photographers who documented the travails of refugees will tour European and U.S. cities in 2020, said its organizer.
Amazon fires wreak new level of havoc on surroundings
By Burak Bir
ANKARA (AA) - The deforestation of the Amazon rainforest -- the "lungs of the earth"-- by wildfires is untold destruction, not just for the Amazon but for the entire planet, according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group.
Mosaic of armed groups in Sudan
By Adel Abdelrahim
KHARTOUM (AA) - Sudan's Sovereign Council has held several rounds of talks with armed movements that have been fighting successive governments for years.