ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISLAMABAD - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend joint session of National Assembly and Senate and Turkey-Pakistan Business Forum.
ISLAMABAD - Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council Meeting following one-on-one meeting and hold joint press conference after signing ceremony for agreements.
ISLAMABAD - Erdogan later due to attend dinner at Prime Minister’s Office.
ANKARA - Monitoring developments in Idlib, northwestern Syria, in wake of Assad regime attacks martyring Turkish soldiers.
MUNICH - 3-day Munich Security Conference to begin with attendance of more than 100 leading figures, including presidents, prime ministers, cabinet ministers, and military leaders from all over world. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to deliver opening remarks.
WUHAN - Following global spread of coronavirus outbreak and efforts to fight it.
LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY
TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA - Monitoring diplomatic initiatives to find solution to Libya crisis.
TRIPOLI - Following developments after UN Security Council called for cease-fire in war-torn country.
KHARTOUM - Following developments amid reports that former President Omar Al-Bashir may be extradited to International Criminal Court.
BAGHDAD - Following anti-government protests in Baghdad, Babil, and Dhi Qar provinces.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) to release housing sales statistics for January 2020.
ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to release balance of payments statistics for December 2019.
ANKARA - Darussafaka Tekfen to face Galatasaray Doga Sigorta in Solgar Vitamin Turkish Cup semifinals.
ANKARA - Turk Telekom to take on Fenerbahce Beko in Solgar Vitamin Turkish Cup semifinals.
ROME - 2020 European Wrestling Championships.
Bollywood triggers debate surrounding Kashmiri Hindus
By Hilal Mir
SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) - A Kashmiri Hindu woman broke down at the premiere of the movie Shikara, a romantic period drama loosely based on the migration of the community from Indian-administered Kashmir at the onset of an armed insurgency.
Cameroon-made biometric card promotes digitalization, ecology
By Aurore Bonny
NGAOUNDERE, Cameroon (AA) - An environmentalist entrepreneur from Cameroon has a mission to protect classified documents and fight the exploitation of trees: developing a secure biometric card with a QR code.
India: Modi's 'hate campaign backfired' in Delhi polls
By Cheena Kapoor
NEW DELHI, India (AA) - Indian ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) hate campaign backfired in capital Delhi’s assembly elections last week, with voters spurning its divisive platform, according to a winning party official.
‘China testing anti-Ebola drug against coronavirus’
By Riyaz ul Khaliq
ANKARA (AA) - China is testing anti-Ebola drugs to fight the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), which has killed over 1,300 people, a medical expert said.
ANALYSIS - Global rivalry for Africa intensifies
By Sadik Unay
ISTANBUL (AA) - Major international powers are, once again, competing for the rich natural resources, market potential, and influence opportunities offered by the African continent.
All eyes to turn to Turkey's ancient city of Patara in 2020
By Gozde Bayar
ANKARA (AA) - The ancient city of Patara, located in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, is eyeing a UNESCO World Heritage nomination, according to an expert.
Do we fall in love or in oxytocin?
By Sibel Morrow
ANKARA (AA) - A feeling of strong or constant affection for a person is described as love, but did you know that it is also a physical process in the brain triggered by a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone”?
Turkish cyclist Bekar ecstatic over move to Belgian team
By Can Erozden
ANKARA - The move to Belgium's ASFRA Flanders Racing Team is a big step up for Turkish cyclist Azize Bekar, she said, calling it a milestone in her young career.
Turkish president’s Paraguay visit milestone for ties
By Vakkas Dogantekin
ANKARA (AA) - Despite the ocean between them, Turkey and Paraguay recently tapped into their shared economic potential and are now keen to make up for lost time.
Fears, cautious optimism grip Afghans on anniversary of Soviet withdrawal
By Shadi Khan Saif
KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) - A cautious optimism for peace as well as fears of deadly chaos are gripping Afghanistan on the 31st anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from the country, with hints of U.S. withdrawal on the horizon.