ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend breakfast meeting with lawmakers from his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and orientation day of first batch of Diplomacy Academy.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk to host Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.
ANKARA - Turkish and Russian delegations to discuss latest developments in Idlib, Syria.
WASHINGTON - Turkish Heritage Organization to hold panel on Turkey-US relations.
MOSCOW - Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova to hold news conference.
GENEVA - Following first round of political talks on Libya.
DOHA - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Qatar to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional issues with Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
ADDIS ABABA - European Union and African Union to hold commission-to-commission meeting.
WUHAN - Following global outbreak of coronavirus and efforts to fight it.
BAGHDAD - Parliament expected to hold vote of confidence for Allawi Cabinet.
IDLIB - Monitoring humanitarian crisis in Idlib and attacks by Assad regime, Iranian-backed terrorist groups, Russia in de-escalation zone.
LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY
TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA - Monitoring diplomatic initiatives to resolve Libyan crisis.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release economic confidence index for February.
ISTANBUL - Turkish football club Medipol Basaksehir to face Portugal's Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Europa League last 32 second leg.
BERLIN - Istanbul-based basketball club Anadolu Efes to take on German opponents ALBA Berlin in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 26.
India likely to join US to counter China’s global connectivity plans
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) - India has nearly agreed to join the Blue Dot Network (BDN), a U.S.-led project aimed at developing an alternative to the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- a global infrastructure development strategy, covering nearly 70 countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Turkey plans to open technical training college in Rwanda
By Hassan Isilow
KIGALI, Rwanda (AA) - A Turkish educational foundation is in the process of opening a technical and vocational education training college in Rwanda, said the Turkish envoy to the East African country.
Turkey's Necmettin Erbakan: Political and engineering genius
By Gozde Bayar
ANKARA (AA) – Nine years have passed since the death of former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, the founding leader of the National Vision (Milli Gorus) movement, whose political wisdom and struggle have profoundly shaped Turkey’s political landscape in the 21st century.
Pakistan celebrates day it countered Indian airstrike
By Islamuddin Sajid/Muhammed Semih Ugurlu
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA) - Pakistan said it will celebrate ‘Surprise Day’ on Thursday to honor its air force which countered Indian strikes last year.