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Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair Cabinet meeting at presidential complex.

ANKARA - Central Bank to release short-term external debt statistics for June.

GERMANY

BERLIN - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit Germany in bid to break Brexit deadlock.

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova for talks on bilateral ties, EU, and international issues. 

ITALY

ROME - Following developments in wake of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's resignation.

RUSSIA

MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet separately with German counterpart Heiko Maas and Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez.

FINLAND

HELSINKI - On working visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto.

NORWAY 

OSLO - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to hold talks with Norwegian officials as part of three-nation Scandinavian tour.

SYRIA

ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.

QATAR

DOHA - U.S., Taliban set to resume crucial round of Afghan peace process.

YEMEN

SANAA - Following developments in Aden after city's capture by pro-UAE forces.

ALGERIA

ALGIERS - Following latest developments in recently formed National Dialogue Commission.

TUNISIA

TUNIS - Tunisian political parties gear up for presidential polls slated for Sept. 15.

ETHIOPIA

ADDIS ABABA - South Sudanese parties to Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan to meet in Addis Ababa.

SPECIAL REPORT

Lifting barriers essential for Syrians' integration in Turkey

By Dilara Hamit

ANKARA (AA) - Removing barriers to integration should be the main focus of Turkey’s policy towards refugees, according to an expert on the issue.

SPECIAL REPORT 

Israel travel ban ruins Palestinian wedding in Turkey

By Qais Abu Samra 

RAMALLAH (AA) - An Israeli travel ban has separated a Palestinian couple and ruined their plan to hold their wedding in Istanbul, Turkey.