Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting, first of parliament's new legislative session.

ANKARA – Erdogan later to chair ruling AK Party’s Central Executive Committee meeting.

ISTANBUL – Vice President Fuat Oktay to attend opening ceremony of 2018-2019 academic year at National Defense University.

ANKARA – Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to hold joint press conference with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn.

ANKARA – TurkStat to release road motor vehicles statistics for August.

SPECIAL REPORT

Profile: Salahuddin – Iconic Muslim ruler, commander

By Faruk Zorlu

ANKARA – Salahuddin al-Ayyubi, popularly known in the West as Saladin, is a revered figure in Islam best known for recapturing Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187.

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend "Strategic Dialogue in the Western Balkans" meeting at World Economic Forum (WEF).

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to hold press conference on two-day defense ministers meeting set to start Wednesday.

UK

LONDON – Conservative Party autumn conference continues in Birmingham.

CROATIA

ZAGREB – Event focusing on violence against irregular migrants in Croatia as well as demonstration, "There is no migrant crisis, there is a test for humanity."

US

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to welcome Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi for talks.

SPECIAL REPORT

Suicides rising among women in northern Pakistan

By Islamuddin Sajid

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA) – Saira, 25, took her life this June, a year after she married her cousin in the Swat district of northwestern Pakistan.

IRAQ

ERBIL – Following aftermath of Sunday's parliamentary elections in northern Iraq’s Kurdish-governed region.

SPORTS

SAPPORO – Turkey to face Bulgaria in Group B in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Championship in Japan.

ISTANBUL – Week two of UEFA Champions League set to start with 16 matches.

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