Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ISPARTA /ISTANBUL – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speak at a military ceremony in Isparta. Erdogan later to attend a dinner for 4th International Summit of High Courts in Istanbul.

ANKARA – Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to pay an official visit to Switzerland.

IZMIR – Trial of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is facing terror-related charges in Turkey, to resume in prsion and courthouse complex in Aliaga district of western Izmir province.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

MALABO – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay to attend ceremony marking 50th anniversary of Equatorial Guinea’s Independence Day.

GERMANY

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec for talks on bilateral ties, EU issues.

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON – Russian Embassy in London to hold press conference over Salisbury incident suspects.

BELARUS

MOGILEV – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko to attend plenary session of Fifth Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions.

RUSSIA

MOSCOW – Sergey Kislyak, deputy chairman of committee on international affairs of Russia's parliament upper chamber (Council of Federation), to meet head of UN interim administration mission in Kosovo Zahir Tanin.

SPECIAL REPORTS

In final tweets, Khashoggi alluded to Palestine, Syria

By Ali Abo Rezeg

ANKARA (AA) – Only days before his abrupt disappearance, the Saudi dissident had tweeted about several critical issues facing the Middle East.

Turkish steelmaker to cut Senegal's import dependency

By Gokhan Ergocun and Tuba Sahin

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish steelmaker Tosyali Holdings will make an investment in Senegal to reduce the west African country's dependency on steel imports, its chairman said.

SPORTS

MARMARIS – Fourth stage of 54th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey to be held in Marmaris-Selcuk.

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

ISTANBUL – Fenerbahce to play against Spain's Herbalife Gran Canaria at home in their first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague match in this season.

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