Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018



Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


COMRAT – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with Moldavian counterpart Igor Dodon to visit Comrat, capital of Moldovia’s autonomous region Gagauzia.

COMRAT – Erdogan to hold joint news conference with Dodon and Irina Vlah, governor of Gagauzia and later to attend inauguration ceremonies of cultural and medical centers, as well as address public in city.


ANKARA – Anadolu Agency’s Editor Desk to host Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul.


TIRANA – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold talks in Albanian capital Tirana.


BELGRADE – President of Austria Van der Bellen and Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic to attend in Belgrade Security Forum and panel entitled “Western Balkans and the European Union.”


BRUSSELS – Leaders of the EU’s 28 countries to meet at second session of summit to discuss Brexit.

BRUSSELS – Fifty-one leaders of EU and Asia countries to meet as part of Asia-Europa Meeting.


GAZA CITY – Egyptian intelligence head to arrive in Gaza for truce talks with Hamas.


BAGHDAD – Iraq’s PM-designate is holding talks to draw up country’s next government.


ISTANBUL – Round 3 of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague to get underway.

BUENOS AIRES – Third Youth Olympic Games to continue in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


The ongoing Gaza rallies and Palestine’s unsung heroes

By Mohamed Majed

GAZA CITY – Defying teargas and Israeli army gunfire, Palestinians continue to press their cause along the fraught Gaza-Israel buffer zone.

Nigeria’s oldest mosque seeks partnership with Turkey

By Rafiu Ajakaye

LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – Authorities at Nigeria’s first modern mosque in southwestern Lagos state have called for a partnership with the Turkish government in the running of the religious edifice, famed for its Ottoman-like architecture.

Tanzania’s oldest tea room bridges cultural divide

By Kizito Makoye

DAR ES SALAM (AA) – It’s a bright Saturday morning in the bustling Kisutu suburb in Tanzania’s largest city and K.T Shop is bustling with activity. Customers, young and old are jostling for a seat to enjoy a hot cup of tea.


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