ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Turkmen deputies of Iraq's House of Representatives at presidential complex.

ANKARA – Erdogan to chair National Security Council meeting at presidential complex.

ANKARA – Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to officially visit Azerbaijan.

ISTANBUL – Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to introduce Turkey’s new Medium Term Program (MTP).

ANKARA – TurkStat to release consumer confidence index for September and international producer price index for August.

ISTANBUL – Teknofest Istanbul, Turkey’s first aerospace and technology festival, to open.

ANKARA – Central Bank to release short-term external debt statistics for July.

ANKARA – Turkey’s Ministry of Treasury and Finance to release central government’s gross debt stock and Treasury receivable statistics as of end of August.

ANKARA – OECD to announce global economic growth forecast at noon (0900GMT).

SPECIAL REPORT: Turkey hopes UEFA will vote for change over EURO 2024

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – UEFA may well vote for a change and deservedly select Turkey to host the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, according to a member of UEFA’s Executive Committee.

SPECIAL REPORT: 'Overseas Turks should become more politically engaged'

By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party is urging Turks living abroad to become more politically engaged, saying they represent a huge untapped power base for the country.


SAINT-PETERSBURG – President Vladimir Putin to speak at plenary session of Second Eurasian Women’s Forum.


BELGRADE – Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu to attend Ministerial Conference on Information Security and Cyber Crimes on second day of his official visit to Belgrade.


SALZBURG – Informal EU leaders summit to be held in Austrian city of Salzburg.


NEW YORK – Nickolay Mladenov, special coordinator for the Middle East, to brief UN Security Council.

NEW YORK – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to address reporters ahead of next week's general assembly.


LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May to meet President of the European Council , Donald Tusk at an informal EU leaders summit in Salzburg, Austria.

LONDON – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to continue his Myanmar visit.


IDLIB – Following developments in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province after Turkey-Russia agreement.

DEIR EZ-ZOR – Following clashes between YPG/PKK terrorist organization and Daesh terrorist group in Syria's eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.


ISTANBUL – The UEFA Europa League group stage to kick off with 24 matches. Three Turkish clubs, Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Akhisarspor to play their first matches in the Europa League 2018-19 group stage.