Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, July 20, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
LEFKOSA – Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay to attend events marking the 45th anniversary of the Cyprus Peace Operation.
LEFKOSA – Oktay to meet with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci, Parliament Speaker Teberruken Ulucay and Prime Minister Ersin Tatar.
LONDON – Developments to be followed regarding the capture of a British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz.
ALEPPO/IDLIB - Monitoring developments in the Syrian civil war.
45 years on, Turkey’s Peace Operation in Cyprus still echoes
By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA (AA) - "The Turkish Armed Forces [TSK] will not open fire as long as it is not fired upon, they are in Cyprus not for war but for peace. [The TSK] is in Cyprus not for an occupation but to stop an occupation. With its operation launched at dawn, [the TSK] will save both Turkish and Greek Cypriots from the darkness of the oppressive regime."
Anxiety in India over Afghan peace process
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) - As major powers move toward finalizing a deal in Afghanistan, anxiety looms large in India over the fate of its $3 billion worth of investments and clout in the war-torn country.
Half-century since humanity set foot on moon's surface
By Jeyhun Aliyev
ANKARA (AA) - July 20 marks a giant leap for mankind -- of stellar proportions -- when a man made history by stepping on the dusty surface of the Moon a half-century ago.
Turkish shadow play looking for more African viewers
By James Tasamba
KIGALI, Rwanda (AA) - A famous traditional Turkish shadow play, Karagoz Istanbul Explorer will be staged for different African audiences, following its successful show at Africa’s Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali, Rwanda, said Fatih Polat, the Karagoz master.