Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019



Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to host an official welcoming ceremony for his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic at presidential complex.

ANKARA - Erdogan later to hold joint press conference with Kitarovic and host dinner in honor of her following one-on-one and inter-delegation meetings.

ANKARA - Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to separately receive Croatian president Kitarovic as well as ambassadors of Thailand, Slovakia, Gabon and Burkina Faso.

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release house sales statistics for 2018.

ANKARA - The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) to announce the Private Sector's Outstanding Loans Received From Abroad for November 2018.

ANKARA - The CBRT to hold the first Monetary Policy Committee Meeting of 2019 to determine interest rates.

ANKARA - European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association to reveal New Passenger Car Registration Statistics in Europe for 2018.


BRUSSELS - Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler to attend NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense session.


LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to respond to lawmakers' questions at a weekly session day after she received historic defeat in vote on her Brexit deal.

LONDON - Debate will follow vote of no confidence in government after Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn filed motion following vote held on EU withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.


BERLIN - German Foreign Ministry to host international conference on Yemen to support UN’s peace efforts.


MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin to hold first meeting in 2019 with government.

MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to hold annual press conference.

MOSCOW - President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa to take part in business forum 'Russia - Zimbabwe'.


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


SANAA - Monitoring developments in humanitarian crisis amid civil war.


Bangladesh: Why are garment workers protesting?

By Md. Kamruzzaman

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Ayesha Khatun, 33, a garment worker, actively took part in the recent demonstrations held in capital Dhaka and its outskirts.

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