Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, July 16, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – Following latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.

ANKARA – Following latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, along Turkey's southern border, reached by Turkey, Russia.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti to meet for EU-sponsored talks to normalize relations between neighboring countries.

GERMANY

BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn to host virtual meeting of EU health ministers to discuss efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

US

WASHINGTON – US Attorney General Bill Barr to deliver remarks on China policy.

NEW YORK – UN Security Council to debate mandate of extending peacekeeping force in Cyprus.

LIBYA

TRIPOLI – Following clashes between Libyan army, militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.

THE ECONOMY

ANKARA – Treasury and Finance Ministry to release Central Government Budget Balance Table for June.

LUXEMBOURG – European statistical office to reveal international trade figures for May.

SPORTS

LAUSANNE – Turkish football club Trabzonspor to attend Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing about its one-year-ban from European tournaments.

SPECIAL REPORT

Pakistan: Experts say too early to declare victory against virus

By Aamir Latif

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – New coronavirus cases in Pakistan have continued to decline in the past two weeks — a development the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan dubbed as the result of its "successful" anti-COVID-19 strategy.

SPECIAL REPORT

Turkish TV series Dirilis Ertugrul giving ‘hope’ to Kashmiris

By Nusrat Sidiq

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – A popular Turkish television series viewed by residents in Indian-administered Kashmir amid the coronavirus pandemic is “relatable” to their day-to-day suffering, a political analyst said.

SPECIAL REPORT

US-China open fangs in Asian waters

By Iftikhar Gilani

ANKARA (AA) – As India and China agree to disengage and withdraw troops from rear bases to end a face-off along the undermarked land boundaries in the Himalayas, tensions have shifted to the waters of the Indo-Pacific region.

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