Diary

ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address parliament at opening of new legislative year.

ANKARA - Following latest developments in Eastern Mediterranean.

ANKARA - Following latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.

AZERBAIJAN

BAKU - Following developments after Armenian army violated cease-fire launching cross-border attacks on several cities of Azerbaijan.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS - EU leaders to meet for 2-day summit to discuss international issues, Eastern Mediterranean tensions and relations with Turkey.

ITALY

ROME - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Vatican, hold talks with Vatican’s top diplomat Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

US

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump to visit New Jersey as part of election campaign.

NEW YORK - Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin to hold news conference after Moscow takes over monthly presidency of UN Security Council.

RUSSIA

MOSCOW - Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to hold news conference.

LIBYA

TRIPOLI - Following clashes between Libyan army and militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.

SPORTS

GLASGOW, Scotland - Turkey's Galatasaray to face Scottish football club Rangers in UEFA Europa League as playoffs get underway.

NYON, Switzerland - 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw to be held, Turkish club Medipol Basaksehir's opponents will be unveiled.

ISTANBUL - 2020-21 basketball season in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague to begin as Turkey's Anadolu Efes will host Russia's Zenit.

SPECIAL REPORT

Gambia: Lawmakers put brakes on reform process

By Mustapha K Darboe

BANJUL, Gambia (AA) - Transition and political reforms received a huge setback in the West African country of Gambia after a draft constitution failed to garner enough support from lawmakers in the parliament last week.

SPECIAL REPORT

Egyptians taking to streets braving curbs, lack of leadership

By Zehra Nur Duz

ANKARA (AA) - Sandwiched between security crackdowns and lack of leadership, the Egyptian public is taking to the streets across the country since Sept. 20, following calls by activists and opposition members demanding the resignation of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

SPECIAL REPORT

India edging away Gandhi's nonviolent doctrine 

By Cheena Kapoor

UTTARAKHAND, India (AA) - On the eve of the birth anniversary of India’s freedom icon, experts say his principles of non-violent resistance have been facing challenges in the country over the last several years as democratic movements have been met with a heavy hand by the government.