Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards ceremony to be held at the presidential complex.
ANKARA - 78th meeting of Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to be held in capital Ankara.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release Education Expenditure Statistics for 2017.
ANKARA - Following local and international developments in case of killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
WASHINGTON - Speaker of House of Representatives Paul Ryan to give farewell address in Great Hall of Library of Congress. He will retire next month after 20 years in House as Republican member and three years as speaker.
LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to respond to questions in parliament as she is pushing for support for the Withdrawal Agreement.
BRUSSELS - EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to host meeting that will gather leaders of six Western Balkan countries.
BELGRADE - Turkey's Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan to pay visit Serbia's capital Belgrade, where he will meet his counterpart Zorana Mihajlovic. He is also expected to sign commercial contract for design and construction of sections of the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in the Syrian civil war.
SANAA - Monitoring developments in the humanitarian crisis.
ISTANBUL - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 13 matches to continue. Turkey's Darussafaka to face Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas.
Analysts slam Trump’s approach to Middle East
By Ali Abo Rezig
ANKARA (AA) - Turkish and Palestinian speakers at a recent forum hosted by Ankara described the current US administration as the “worst ever” in terms of the Mideast peace process.
Concrete plans demanded for Rohingya crisis resolution
By Sorwar Alam
ANKARA (AA) - The international community should put forward concrete plans to resolve the Rohingya crisis, head of a Rome-based human rights group said.