ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair Cabinet meeting at the presidential complex.
ANKARA – Turkey’s Ministry of Industry and Technology to release quarterly productivity statistics for the April-June period.
ANKARA – Eurostat, statistics office of the European Union, to release employment figures for the second quarter of this year.
ANKARA – Turkish Treasury to hold an auction for two-year government bonds.
LONDON – Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan to be presented with Humanitarian Service Recognition Award by the Global Donors Forum.
LONDON – Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to hold meetings in London.
LONDON – The 8th Global Donors Forum to continue in London on its second day.
LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May to chair Cabinet meeting.
BUCHAREST – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend meeting of Turkey-Romania-Poland foreign ministers, appear in joint news conference.
WASHINGTON – Americans to mark 17th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania.
NEW YORK – UN humanitarian official for Myanmar to address reporters at daily UN press briefing.
Shutting PLO office 'disqualifies US as peace mediator'
By Umar Farooq
WASHINGTON (AA) – The Trump administration’s decision to shut down the Palestinian mission in Washington, D.C. is by no means surprising, according to analysts, who say the move disqualifies America as a legitimate broker of peace in the region.
GENEVA – UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to meet high-level diplomats from the Astana process' guarantor countries — Turkey, Russia, and Iran — to discuss establishment of Syria's constitutional committee.
VLADIVOSTOK – President Vladimir Putin to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
VLADIVOSTOK – First day of the Eastern Economic Forum.
MOSCOW – U.S. secretary of energy to visit Russia.
MOSCOW – Russian-Chinese-Mongolian joint defense drill "East-2018".
BERLIN – Chancellor Merkel to meet EU Council President Donald Tusk ahead of EU leaders’ summit on Sep. 19-20.
STRASBOURG – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to address MEPs on future of Europe.
STRASBOURG – Lebanon's President Michel Aoun also set to speak to MEPs.
STRASBOURG – MEPs to debate situation in Hungary with Prime Minister Viktor Orban ahead of Wednesday's vote on whether to ask the European Council to activate Article 7 against Budapest government.
CATALONIA – Massive pro-independence protests expected as Thursday marks National Day of Catalonia, La Diada.
JOHANNESBURG – Parliament to discuss current recession affecting country, one week after statistics body announced GDP contracted 0.7%.
ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopians across country celebrate 2011 Ethiopian New Year with colorful festivities.
RAMALLAH – Saeb Erekat, secretary general of Palestine Liberation Organization, expected to hold news conference after U.S. shutters PLO office in Washington.
CAIRO – The Arab League to convene to discuss recent U.S. decision to cut funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.
IDLIB – Civilians in Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold, brace for expected attack by Assad regime.
SANAA – War-weary Yemenis struggle with effects of recent plunge in value of local currency.