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):
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.
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.
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.
ALEPPO/IDLIB/HOMS – Desk to monitor Syrian civil war.
JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY – Following reports of imminent ceasefire deal between Hamas, Israel.
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.
NOUAKCHOTT – Following developments in run-up to Mauritanian parliamentary polls slated for Sept. 1.
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.