Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold a press conference as part of 11th Ambassadors' Conference in capital Ankara.

ANKARA – Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, also to deliver speech at Ambassadors' Conference.

ANKARA – Cavusoglu to receive an order of merit by Japanese emperor for efforts to strengthen bilateral relations.

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency’s Editor's Desk to host Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

ISTANBUL – Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to attend Turkey-Ukraine Business Forum.

KYRGYZSTAN

CHOLPON-ATA – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to take part in Eurasian Economic Union Council meeting.

TUNISIA

TUNIS – Following the latest news of prominent figures who decided to run in the presidential race.

SUDAN

KHARTOUM – Following latest developments of power-sharing deal between military and opposition.

SYRIA

ALEPPO/IDLIB – Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.

SPORTS

PRAGUE – Czech team Sparta Prague to host Trabzonspor in UEFA Europa League third qualifying round match.

BELGRADE – Yeni Malatyaspor to face Serbia’s Partizan in UEFA Europa League third qualifying round match in Belgrade.

SPECIAL REPORT

'Nuclear powers must remain loyal to norms set by NPT'

By Zehra Nur Duz

ANKARA (AA) – Marking the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first and only times nuclear weapons have been used in combat, an expert stressed that the risk of the use of nuclear weapons a second time may only be reduced if superpowers such as the U.S. and Russia remain loyal to the rules and norms set by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

SPECIAL REPORT

Israeli excavations threaten Al-Aqsa compound: Experts

By Anees Bargoti

JERUSALEM (AA) – Israeli excavations in Jerusalem are posing an imminent threat to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and residents of the holy city, Palestinian experts have warned.

SPECIAL REPORT

Myanmar struggling to tackle corruption culture

By Kyaw Ye Lynn

YANGON, Myanmar (AA) – Staff at Myanmar's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) are amazed at the skyrocketing number of visitors — mostly fresh graduates — since it announced plans for fresh recruitment late July.

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