Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

SIRNAK – President and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend provincial party congress and mass opening ceremony in country’s southeast.

ANKARA – Following latest developments in Eastern Mediterranean.

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

ISTANBUL – Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop to go to Azerbaijan to hold official talks on 29th anniversary of nation’s independence amid new cease-fire with neighboring Armenia.

AZERBAIJAN

BAKU – Following developments in wake of Armenian attacks on civilian settlements as well as new cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia to stop clashes in Upper Karabakh region.

TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS

LEFKOSA – Round 2 of presidential elections.

LIBYA

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

GUINEA

CONAKRY – Tense presidential election as incumbent Alpha Conde seeks controversial third term.

SPECIAL REPORT

Zimbabwe: Land redistribution does little for many Black farmers

By Jeffrey Moyo

GURUVE, Zimbabwe (AA) – Even two decades after they were handed over land seized from white landlords, many Black farmers in Zimbabwe continue to live in poverty.

SPECIAL REPORT

Head of Turkish sports group proud to represent nation

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) – The head of a major Turkish sports group said he was honored last month to have the chance to show the world, especially Europe, how well his country can organize sporting events.

SPECIAL REPORT

Climate strikes, environmental protests this September

By Burak Bir

ANKARA (AA) – People this September continued staging strikes, demonstrations, and protests worldwide calling for stronger action to tackle climate change.

SPECIAL REPORT

Global environmental developments this September

By Burak Bir

ANKARA (AA) – September saw reports of the deaths of elephants and whales as well as the setting of new temperature records.

SPECIAL REPORT

Global environmental disasters this September

By Burak Bir

ANKARA (AA) – Numerous global environmental disasters took place in September, including floods in Bangladesh and Pakistan and heavy rains triggering landslides in both Central Africa and Nepal.

SPECIAL REPORT

Azerbaijan marks Independence Day with pride, sorrow

By Jeyhun Aliyev

ANKARA (AA) – Azerbaijan on Sunday is marking the 29th anniversary of its independence with both pride and sorrow, as it comes in the wake of deadly attacks on civilian settlements by neighboring Armenia.

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