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.