Diary

ANKARA

Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release Industrial Production Index for October.

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON - Following reactions to UK election results.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS - Second-day session of EU leaders' summit to be held.

UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON - House Judiciary Committee to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

IRAQ

BAGHDAD - Monitoring anti-government protests in capital Baghdad and southern provinces. 

SYRIA

ALEPPO/IDLIB/HASAKAH/RAQQA -Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 

KINSHASA - President Felix Tshisekedi to address joint parliamentary session.

SPECIAL REPORT

Sudan’s premier on long walk to lift US sanctions

By Mohammed Amin 

KHARTOUM (AA) - A recent visit by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to Washington that failed to remove Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism has left many Sudanese desperate. 

SPECIAL REPORT

Turkey remains world's largest flour exporter

By Gokhan Ergocun 

ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkey will close the year as the world's largest flour exporter, said director of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Eurasia. 

SPECIAL REPORT

Artistic gymnastics: Turkey's 1st gold medalist aims Olympic medal

By Emre Asikci 

ANKARA (AA) - Ibrahim Colak, a Turkish athlete who recently won the first ever gold medal for his country in Word Artistic Gymnastics Champions, now aims to win a 2020 Summer Olympics medal in Tokyo.

SPECIAL REPORT

Chess helps to transform lives of people with disabilities 

By Muhammed Enes Calli and Emre Asikci 

ANKARA (AA) - Chess encourages disabled people to change their lives, breaking barriers and leading to many inspiring stories both in Turkey and the world at large. 

SPECIAL REPORT 

Mevlana Rumi poetry therapy for psychiatric patients 

By Iftikhar Gilani 

ANKARA (AA) - When Fatima, 55, showed signs of depression, after her only son disappeared in custody of security forces in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, doctors at the psychiatric hospital told her to visit a shrine and listen to Sufi musical composition inspired by the works of Mevlana Jalaludin Rumi.


SPECIAL REPORT 

Ethiopia: Contemporary painting and sculpture in dire straits 

By Seleshi Tessema and Ibrahim Tigli

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The walls, domes and the exterior of the magnificent Medhane Alem church in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are embellished with colorful portraits and life-size paintings of the saints of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.