ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive chairwoman of Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at presidential complex.

ANKARA – Erdogan to attend defense industry executive committee meeting.

ANKARA – Turkish Central Bank to announce balance of payments figures for August.

ISTANBUL – Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to attend Second Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum.


BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Antonio Vitorino, new director of UN’s International Organization for Migration.


LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May to chair cabinet meeting where Brexit plans likely to be taken up.

LONDON – Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to give speech in Bristol city to mark Black History Month.


WASHINGTON – Rapper Kanye West to discuss prison reform, violence prevention with President Donald Trump at White House


DUSHANBE – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to take part in meeting of heads of government council of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.


BAGHDAD – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu starts his 2-day visit to Iraq, where he is due to be received by Iraqi President Berham Salih. Cavusoglu also due to meet Iraqi leaders, representatives of Iraqi Turkmen community in Baghdad.


BEIRUT – Following ongoing efforts by PM-designate Saad Hariri to draw up new government.


GAZA CITY – Trucks laden with Qatari fuel enter blockaded Gaza despite objections of Ramallah government.


CAIRO – Following this week’s arrest of son of Egypt’s jailed former president.


FETHIYE – Third stage of 54th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey to be held in Fethiye, Marmaris.

RIZE – Turkish national football team to play against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly match at home.

MUNICH/MADRID – Turkish Airlines Euroleague to kick off in which Turkey's Anadolu Efes will take on Germany's Bayern Munich, while Darussafaka Tekfen to play against Euroleague champions Real Madrid at Spain's Wizink Center.

NYON – Galatasaray Chairman Mustafa Cengiz to meet UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin to discuss reviewed settlement agreement over Turkish football club's financial situation in UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

BUENOS AIRES – Third Youth Olympic Games to continue in Buenos Aires, Argentina.