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Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

08.02.2019
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Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

SIVAS - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speak at campaign rally for local March 31 elections at Republic Square.

ISTANBUL - Following developments in wake of deadly building collapse in Kartal district.

ROMANIA

BUCHAREST - Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to attend business forum co-organized by Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR).

UK

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to meet her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar.

LONDON - Varadkar also to visit Northern Ireland.

LONDON - Save the Children to hold press conference on Yemen crisis.

GERMANY

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend opening ceremony of new headquarters of BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence service.

BERLIN - Merkel to meet Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita for talks on bilateral relations, international issues.

VENEZUELA

CARACAS - Monitoring national and international developments amid calls for President Nicolas Maduro to hold new elections.

SYRIA

ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war in wake of US decision to withdraw troops.

U.S.

WASHINGTON - US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad discusses prospects for peace in Afghanistan at United States Institute of Peace.

YEMEN

SANAA - Monitoring developments in humanitarian crisis and civil war.


SPORTS

ISTANBUL / MILANO - Round of 22 of the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague regular season to continue. Turkey's Fenerbahce Beko to face Greece's Panathinaikos at home in Istanbul, while Turkey's Darussafaka Tekfen to play Italy's Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in away match.

SPECIAL REPORT

South Sudan fears relapse in conflict

By Addis Getachew

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - In spite of reassurances by the government of South Sudan that the country is on the path to implementing a 2018 peace deal, there are fears of a relapse.


SPECIAL REPORT

Pakistan: Migratory birds find new destination

By Aamir Latif

KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan’s warm waters have long been a refuge for millions of birds that migrate from Siberia to avoid the stinging winter every year. However, the numbers of migratory birds have fallen drastically in recent years due to massive hunting by hunters both local and foreign.

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