Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/ breaking stories):


ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to join his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's provincial congresses via video conference from Vahdettin Pavilion.

BARTIN - Following latest developments after Palau-flagged dry cargo ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea.

ANKARA - Following latest developments in COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.


WASHINGTON - Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold confirmation hearing on Antony Blinken to serve as secretary of state and to consider nomination of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin III to be secretary of defense. 


ROME - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to address Senate to seek vote of confidence


ANKARA - European Automobile Manufacturer Association to share passenger car registration statistics for 2020.


Language teaching to shift to e-learning in post-virus era

By Seda Sevencan

ANKARA (AA) – Language teaching will focus on e-learning more than traditional offline learning in the post-COVID-19 period, said a teacher as the coronavirus forces in-classroom learning to go online across the world.


ANALYSIS – EU members in Balkans block their non-EU neighbors

By Dr. Hamza Karcic

SARAJEVO (AA) - On 17 November 2020, Bulgaria blocked the opening of EU-accession talks with North Macedonia. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva was quoted as saying that her country could not support the opening of talks with its next-door neighbor. This is the third roadblock that the Balkan country has faced following those previously put up by Greece and France. The latest veto is over Bulgarian views on the Macedonian language.