Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY/US

ANKARA – TurkStat will release this year's "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Usage Survey on Households and Individuals".

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.

UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON – Turkish delegation led by a Foreign Ministry aide to visit Washington, expected to discuss recent tensions between two NATO allies.

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to host Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the State Department.

RUSSIA

MOSCOW – News conference by the Turkish Envoy for Russia on the opening of "Days of Turkey" in Moscow.

MOSCOW – News conference by the Moscow group of the Syrian opposition on the results of the 10th meeting in Astana format in Sochi.

SYRIA

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

PALESTINE

JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY – Following reports of imminent ceasefire deal between Hamas, Israel.

NIGERIA

ABUJA – Nigeria's senate chief Bukola Saraki to address a news briefing amid crisis in the parliament over purported attempt to remove him from office after defecting from the ruling APC.

MAURITANIA

NOUAKCHOTT – Following developments in run-up to Mauritanian parliamentary polls slated for Sept. 1.​

SPECIAL REPORT:

120-year-old dream of Moro Muslims comes true

By Ahmet Furkan Mercan

ANKARA – Muslims in southern Philippines will be able to govern their own region 120 years after they lost their independence; first to Americans and then to Christian Filipinos.

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