ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet religious officials at Presidential Complex as part of Mosques and Religious Officials Week.

ISTANBUL – Erdogan to address TRT World Forum in a closing speech titled "In Pursuit of Justice in a Fragmented World".

ANKARA – United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to release food price index for September.

IZMIR – Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to attend academic year opening event at Ege University in western Izmir province.

ISTANBUL – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to address a special session titled "Exploring a Just Peace in a Fragmented World" as part of TRT World Forum.


WASHINGTON – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to deliver remarks on Trump administration's policy on China at Hudson Institute.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at State Department.


BRUSSELS – Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to attend second day sessions of NATO Defense Ministers meetings.


BELGRADE – EU summit entitled​ "A Sustainable Recovery in the Balkans? Serbia in a Leading Role" to be held in Serbia's capital.

BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic to address the summit.


PALU – Desk to follow developments in the region after earthquake, tsunami in Indonesia.


JOHANNESBURG – Government to hold a two-day national Jobs Summit aimed at resolving the country's high unemployment rate currently at 27 percent.


TEL AVIV – German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two set to appear in a joint news conference.


SANAA – Monitoring developments on civil war in Yemen.


ISTANBUL – The second week of the UEFA Europa League to get underway with 24 matches as Fenerbahce will face Spartak Trnava, Malmo will play against Besiktas and Standard Liege will face Akhisarspor.

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