ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


ISTANBUL – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the presidential council of Libyan government of national accord at Vahdettin Pavilion.

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency Editor's Desk to host Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu.

ANKARA – A contract for Turkey’s indigenous main battle tank Altay's mass production to be inked between the presidency of defense industries and armored vehicle manufacturer BMC.

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


ASHGABAT – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to have talks with Turkmen officials.


BERLIN – President Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel to attend official commemorations to mark anniversary of Kristallnacht, a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms in Germany in 1938.


LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May to join Armistice Commemorations in Belgium and France.


MOSCOW – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to address second round of the Moscow peace conference on Afghanistan, where first direct high-level talks between the Taliban and Afghan government will be held.

MOSCOW – Lavrov to meet with his Comorian counterpart Mohamed El-Amine Souef.


PETROPAVLOVSK – Russian President Vladimir Putin to take part in the 15th Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum together with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to host Chinese State Councelor Yang Jiechi and General Wei Fenghui for security dialogue talks.


ADDIS ABABA – Horn of Africa trio Ethiopian, Somali and Eritrean leader to meet for second time to anchor recent cooperation in Amhara.


ISTANBUL – Turkish Airlines Euroleague Round 6 to conclude.

MADRID – World Karate Championships to continue in Madrid, Spain.


Bosnians mark anniversary of Mostar Bridge destruction

By Talha Ozturk

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) – Despite the political division, economic problems or corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the destruction of Old Bridge in Mostar revives heartbreaking memories every year at the beginning of November.