ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Friday, May 27, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – Turkish PM Yildirim to participate in discussions over the program of the new government in parliament.
ANTALYA - UN Conference on Least Developed Countries to begin during which Turkish FM Cavusoglu is expected to hold joint press conferences with senior UN officials.
F-35 fighter jet program back on track: Turkish official
By Kasim Ileri
WASHINGTON – The F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter jet program is back on track, Turkey’s head of defense industry told Anadolu Agency.
Following his trip to the Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona, where he attended a series of annual high-level meetings on the F-35 Joint Strike II program, of which Turkey is a partner to, Turkish Undersecretary of Defense Industry Ismail Demir said the aircraft had now matured to a "significant extent."
Experts call for end to Brexit’s anti-Turkey rhetoric
By Busra Akin Dincer
LONDON - The possibility of Turkey’s accession to the European Union has become a central Leave Campaign point ahead of the June 23 referendum in the U.K.
The hostile rhetoric used by supporters as well as prominent figures of the Brexit campaign has created discomfort within the Turkish community in the U.K. as well as in Turkey.
Syrian pianist fights anti-refugee bias in Germany
By Ayhan Simsek
BERLIN - Pianist Eyhem Ahmed drew international attention to the plight of Syrians by playing his piano on the streets of Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria amid bombing raids by the Assad regime.
But now after arriving in Germany as a refugee, he is fighting another battle: to break prejudices against Muslims and asylum seekers.
GENEVA - UN Under-Secretary-General O'Brien to brief media about his experiences at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and visit to Turkish border province of Hatay.
KAMPALA - Uganda court to sentence seven convicts found guilty of terrorism and murder for their roles in the July 2010 bombings in the capital Kampala that left 76 people dead.
CAPE TOWN - The 4th annual Turkish Film Festival to begin.
ADDIS ABABA - South Korean president to visit headquarters of African Union.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC
TOKYO - Barack Obama set to become first sitting U.S. president to visit site of world’s first atomic bombing during Hiroshima visit.
SEOUL – North Korean vessels cross border with South as Seoul stands firm on rejection of dialogue with Pyongyang.
PHNOM PENH – Three members of Prime Minister Hun Sen's bodyguard unit scheduled to receive verdicts for beating up two lawmakers from the opposition party last year.