Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – Eid Al-Adha being observed across the Muslim world.

GERMANY

BERLIN – News conference by central bank head Jens Weidmann at Foreign Correspondents’ Association in Germany (VAP).

RUSSIA

MOSCOW – News conference by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zaharova.

SAUDI ARABIA

MECCA – Following Hajj pilgrimage of more than 2 million Muslims. ​

IRAN

TEHRAN – Preparing to host trilateral Syria talks (Turkey/Russia/Iran) early next month.

SYRIA

ALEPPO / IDLIB / HOMS – Monitoring Syrian civil war, Assad regime attacks.

YEMEN

SANAA – Following developments in civil war.

MAURITANIA

NOUAKCHOTT – Mauritania gears up to hold parliamentary, municipal polls on Sept. 1 as opposition figures question integrity of electoral process.

SPECIAL REPORT

Myanmar deprives Rohingya of their identity

By Sadik Kedir Abdu

ANKARA (AA) – Since its independence in 1948, Myanmar has faced an identity crisis, especially concerning its minorities such as the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine state.

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