Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend opening ceremony of academic year of Higher Education at Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center.

ANKARA – Erdogan also due to chair cabinet meeting at presidential complex.

ANKARA – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold joint news conference with Dutch counterpart Stef Blok.

ISTANBUL – TRT World Forum to begin at Swiss Hotel.

ISTANBUL – Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to participate at opening ceremony of TRT World Forum.

ANKARA – TurkStat to release consumer price index for September.

ANKARA – Eurostat to release balance of payments figures for Q2/2018 and retail trade statistics for August.

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May to address Conservative Party’s autumn conference.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS – Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to attend NATO Defense Ministerial meeting, hold bilateral talks on sidelines of meeting.

INDONESIA

PALU – Developments in the region are followed after earthquake, tsunami in Indonesia.

YEMEN

SANAA – Monitoring developments on civil war in Yemen.

UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at State Department.

SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to testify before commission probing corruption charges involving former President Jacob Zuma, government officials and Indian Gupta family.

SPECIAL REPORT

US midterm elections: What you need to know

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AA) – On Nov. 6, Americans across the U.S. will flock to polling stations, voting for governors, local officials and members of Congress in the midterm elections.

SPORTS

PORTO – Second week of UEFA Champions League to continue with 16 matches. Portugal's Porto to play against Turkey's Galatasaray in Group D match.

ANKARA – Anadolu Efes to face Fenerbahce in 34th Turkish Men's Basketball Presidential Cup.

SAPPORO – Turkey to face Italy in Group B in the FIVB Volleyball Women Championship in Japan.

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