Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Sena Güler,Can Erözden   | 12.02.2019


Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


KASTAMONU / CORUM - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address nation in campaign rallies in the Black Sea provinces of Kastamonu and Corum for local March 31 elections.

ISTANBUL - Following developments on deadly building collapse in Kartal district.

ANKARA - Turkey’s statistical authority TurkStat to release red meat production statistics for last quarter of 2018.

ANKARA - The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to release unemployment bulletin for December 2018.


WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams to testify in Democratic-led House of Representatives.


LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to make statement on Brexit in House of Commons.


BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to meet UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.


BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to hold news conference on upcoming NATO defense ministers meeting at its headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 13-14.


KAZAN - President Vladimir Putin to host expanded meeting of State Council Presidium.

MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini.

MOSCOW - Lavrov also to meet with representatives of all major Palestinian political organizations.

MOSCOW - Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov to hold news conference.


CARACAS - Monitoring developments amid calls for protests by supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.


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


ISTANBUL - Turkey's Fenerbahce to face Russia's Zenit at home in the first leg of UEFA Europa League last 32 round match.

ROME / LONDON - The first leg of UEFA Champions League last 16 round matches to kick off. Roma to face Porto, Manchester United to play against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).


'Unemployment, economy key issues for India's election'

By Riyaz Khaliq

ANKARA (AA) – India’s much-anticipated general elections are due by May, and a new government will be in office by early June.


'Turkey model for Europe in multiculturalism'

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal

LONDON (AA) - Turkey is a centre for multiculturalism and it is the precursor of the European Union, a spokesman from Turkey’s Catholic congregation said.


'Lingering Rohingya repatriation risks radicalism'

By Md. Kamruzzaman

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen warned of formation of pockets of radicalism among Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh after fleeing crackdown in Myanmar.

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