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ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY/US

ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair meeting of Defense Industry Executive Committee at Presidential Complex.

ANKARA/WASHINGTON – Desk to follow developments after U.S. Treasury Department imposes sanctions on two Turkish ministers.

ANKARA/WASHINGTON – Desk to follow reactions after first round of U.S. pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran went into effect.

ANKARA – TurkStat to release library statistics for 2017.

ANKARA – Turkish Central Bank to release financial accounts report for the first quarter of 2018.

ANKARA – Ministry of Treasury and Finance to report treasury cash realizations in July.

PALESTINE

GAZA CITY – Speculation grows regarding Egypt-proposed truce deal between Hamas and Israel.

IRAQ

BAGHDAD – Following reports that Iraqi electoral officials have finished manual recounting of May 12 parliamentary elections’ votes.

BASRA – Following ongoing demonstrations outside major oil facilities in Iraq’s southern Basra province.

CANADA

OTTAWA – Monitoring developments after Saudi Arabia's move to expel Canadian ambassador in row over jailed activists.

SYRIA

ALEPPO/IDLIB/HOMS – Desk to monitor Syrian civil war.

IRAN

TEHRAN – Desk to follow demonstrations against country’s economic condition.

SPORTS

LISBON – Turkish football club Fenerbahce to play against Portugal's Benfica in Champions League 3rd qualifying round.

SPECIAL REPORT:

Medieval city of Becin prepares to get UNESCO status

By Durmus Genc

MUGLA, Turkey (AA) – The medieval city of Becin in southwest Turkey is preparing to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

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