Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend a symposium organized by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)

ANKARA – Erdogan also to receive Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the presidential complex. The two leaders to hold joint news conference after the meeting.

ANKARA – Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to host Turkish ambassadors for breakfast at Cankaya Palace.

ANKARA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to speak at 10th Ambassadors' Conference.

ANKARA – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to meet Lavrov at the conference. The two to hold press conference after meeting.

ANKARA – Statistical authority TurkStat to release agricultural products price index figures for July.

U.S.

SPECIAL REPORT

US becoming lonely in international system under Trump

By Ovunc Kutlu and Hakan Copur

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (AA) – By disregarding multilateral organizations and damaging economic ties with its allies, the U.S. under President Donald Trump is becoming more lonely in the international system it has created, an expert said Tuesday.

SYRIA

IDLIB – Following ongoing regime offensive in opposition-held parts of Syria’s Idlib province.

IDLIB – Assad regime, allies continue to tighten noose around Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold.

PALESTINE

JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY – Following Egypt-brokered truce talks between Israel and Hamas.

JORDAN

BEIRUT/AMMAN – Repatriation process continues for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

AMMAN – Government continues operations against extremist groups following Friday's attack on military vehicle.

IRAN

TEHRAN – Iranian leadership deals with political implications of country’s ongoing economic crisis.

SUDAN

KHARTOUM – Following implications of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s decision to run for third term.​

GAMBIA

SPECIAL REPORT

Gambian president upbeat about prospects despite hurdles

By Mustapha K Darboe

BANJUL, Gambia (AA) – President Adama Barrow said on Monday that his government made some steady progress in overcoming the gloomy economic outlook he inherited from his predecessor Yahya Jammeh.

YEMEN

SANAA – Following developments in Yemen's civil war.

SPORTS

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

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