Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


MERSIN - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial consultation meeting and attend an event.

ANKARA - Following COVID-19 normalization process in Turkey, virus variants, worldwide pandemic situation.


KABUL - Monitoring developments in Afghanistan after formation of interim government by Taliban.


CONAKRY - Monitoring developments after soldiers announced detention of president, dissolution of government.


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

ANKARA - Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges to release data on established and liquidated companies for July.

LUXEMBOURG - Eurostat to release inflation figures for August.

MICHIGAN - University of Michigan to share US Consumer Sentiment and Expectations data for September.


Bamboo economy helps Zimbabwean farmers to earn living

By Jeffrey Moyo

HEADLANDS, Zimbabwe (AA) – Once considered a parasite that feeds on forests, bamboo has become a major source of living for farmers in Zimbabwe.


Pakistan offers Afghanistan technical support in various sectors

By Shafiq Ahmad

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – Pakistan has offered technical support to the new interim Taliban administration in different sectors, including banking and commerce, as the country’s envoy in Kabul met acting Taliban ministers to understand the challenges they are facing.