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Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

19.12.2018
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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):


TURKEY

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.

UNITED STATES

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.

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to respond to questions in parliament as she is pushing for support for the Withdrawal Agreement.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS - EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to host meeting that will gather leaders of six Western Balkan countries.

SERBIA

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.

SYRIA

ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in the Syrian civil war.

YEMEN

SANAA - Monitoring developments in the humanitarian crisis.

SPORTS

ISTANBUL - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 13 matches to continue. Turkey's Darussafaka to face Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas.

SPECIAL REPORT

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.

SPECIAL REPORT

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.

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