ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, April 8, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend D-8 summit online.
ANKARA – Erdogan also set to receive Kuwait’s Foreign Minister and Cabinet Affairs Minister Ahmad Nasser Al Mohammad Al-Sabah.
ANKARA – Erdogan also to receive convoy of Presidential Cycling Tour.
ANKARA – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold joint press conference with Al-Sabah.
ANKARA – Monitoring developments in coronavirus pandemic in Turkey, worldwide.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden to deliver remarks at White House Rose Garden on preventing gun violence.
LONDON – On visit to UK, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to meet British counterpart Ben Wallace.
LONDON – Circle Foundation online webinar on future of Turkish-EU ties with officials and academics, including Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakci and Michael Karnitschnig, director for external relations at European Commission Secretariat-General.
MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin to hold meeting with government officials.
NUR-SULTAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet with his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tleuberdi.
YAOUNDE- WHO Africa director to hold press conference on COVID-19 vaccine rollout on continent.
MOGADISHU- Following developments after collapse of latest talks on elections.
YANGON – Monitoring developments amid brutal crackdown on anti-coup protests in Myanmar.
DHAKA – Leaders of D-8 member states to deliver speeches at 10th D8 Summit held virtually.
TASHKENT – On official visit to Uzbekistan, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to meet State Customs Committee Chairman Murotjon Berdialiyevich Azimov and Deputy Prime Minister, Investment and Foreign Trade Minister Sardor Umurzakov, and to take part in bilateral roundtable meeting.
ZAGREB / AMSTERDAM / LONDON / GRANADA – Following UEFA Europa League quarterfinal first leg games (Dinamo Zagreb – Villarreal / Ajax – Roma / Arsenal – Slavia Prag / Granada-Manchester United).
Selective invites can make Istanbul's Afghan moot a success: Hekmatyar
By Shadi Khan Saif
KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – Veteran Afghan Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar says the selection criteria for delegates could be pivotal to the success of an expected Istanbul conference on peace in Afghanistan.
Zidane's exceptional managerial career at Real Madrid crowned with 11 cups
By Muhammed Enes Calli
ANKARA (AA) – French manager Zinedine Zidane on Saturday reached his 250th game in charge of Real Madrid with the club's 2-0 La Liga victory over Eibar.