Diary

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s training and consultation meeting to be held as part of the World Urbanism Day at the party headquarters.

ANKARA – Erdogan also to preside over a meeting on local authority policies at Cankaya Palace.

ANKARA – Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy to attend the 3rd meeting of Ministers and Heads of Institutions in Charge of Diaspora Affairs organized by the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

ANKARA – Following case of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and national and international reactions.

LAOS

VIENTIANE – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to be received by Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and to meet his Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith.

FRANCE

PARIS – UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to deliver a speech on Britain's past, present, and future relationships in France.

GERMANY

BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to meet Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov to discuss bilateral relations, regional issues.

US

WASHINGTON – Following the reflections of U.S. midterm congressional and gubernatorial elections.

PALESTINE/EGYPT

GAZA CITY/CAIRO – Following efforts by Egypt and the UN to hammer out truce between Hamas and Israel.

LEBANON

BEIRUT – Following PM-designate Saad Hariri’s struggle to draw up Lebanon’s next government.

TUNISIA

TUNIS – Following ongoing internal dispute within Tunisia’s Nidaa Tounes party.

IRAN

TEHRAN – Following Iranian reactions to this week’s re-imposition of economic sanctions by the U.S.

SYRIA

ALEPPO – Following developments in Syrian civil war.

RUSSIA

SPECIAL REPORT

Moscow conference to focus on resolving Afghan conflict

By Elena Teslova

MOSCOW (AA) – Russia will host the second round of the Moscow peace conference on Afghanistan this month, which its Foreign Ministry bills as the first direct high-level talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.

TAIWAN

SPECIAL REPORT

Horticultural therapy – A green gateway to wellness

By Cansu Dikme

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AA) – If you want to plant rice seed, you need a wetland to yield product. But, in horticultural therapy, all you need is an outdoor area to harvest health.

SPORTS

ISTANBUL – Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 6 to get underway.

ISTANBUL – UEFA Europe League to continue with 4th group matches.

MADRID – World Karate Championships to continue in Spanish capital Madrid.

ASHGABAT – World Weightlifting Championships to continue in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.

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