Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – Turkey's Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to meet Japanese Princess Akiko Mikasa.

ANKARA – Turkey’s statistical authority TurkStat to release GDP figures for second quarter of this year and final version of annual GDP figures for 2017

US

WASHINGTON – Russian national Maria Butina, accused of being a Russian agent, to appear before U.S. district court in nation’s capital.

WASHINGTON – Trump administration to announce closure of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington over Palestine's seeking prosecution of Israel through International Criminal Court.

NEW YORK – UN Security Council expected to discuss crisis in Venezuela.

GERMANY

BERLIN – Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn for talks on EU and international issues.

UK

LONDON – Global Donors Forum to start in London.

LONDON – British parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee to publish report on Britain and humanitarian intervention.

FRANCE

STRASBOURG – The EP sitting kicks off with debate on EU accession to Istanbul Convention, international treaty that aims to reduce violence against women.

PARIS – UNESCO to hold International Meeting on the Recovery and Rehabilitation of the Iraqi City of Mosul.

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA – UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to meet guarantor countries’ — Turkey, Russia, Iran — diplomats.

RUSSIA

VLADIVOSTOK – Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

CROATIA

ZAGREB – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen meets Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic during his visit to capital Zagreb.

KOSOVO

PRISTINA – Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi will hold a press conference with leaders of the Presevo Valley located in Southern Serbia, populated with Albanian community.

SOUTH AFRICA

DURBAN – President Cyril Ramaphosa to open the international Telecommunications World Conference in Durban expected to attract more than 7,000 delegates.

JOHANNESBURG – Follow-up on reports that former President Jacob Zuma held a secret meeting with top officials of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) planning to oust current party and state President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SYRIA

IDLIB – Civilians in Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold, brace for expected attack by Assad regime.

YEMEN

SANAA – War-weary Yemenis struggle with effects of recent plunge in value of local currency.

SPORTS

SOLNA/SWEDEN – Turkey to play against Sweden in their second UEFA Nations League match in Group B.

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