ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories): 


ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Turkey Wing of Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee.

ANKARA – Erdogan to hold joint news conference with visiting Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko at presidential palace in Ankara after bilateral and inter-delegational meetings.

ANKARA – Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli to attend Turkey-Belarus Business Forum.


WASHINGTON – Turkey’s Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to deliver remarks at 37th Joint Annual Conference of American-Turkish Council and Turkish-American Business Council.

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to host Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar at Pentagon.


LONDON – The Extinction Rebellion, environmentalist campaign group, to stage demonstrations in various busy points in London on second day.


BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov for talks on bilateral relations, regional issues.


MOSCOW – President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to embark on two-day official visit to Russia.

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin to hold Security Council meeting at Kremlin.

MOSCOW – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to take part in 5th Ministerial Meeting of Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum.


ISTANBUL – Start of 55th edition of Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.

ISTANBUL – Fenerbahce Beko to face Zalgiris Kaunas in EuroLeague basketball quarterfinal playoffs.

ANKARA – UEFA Champions League quarterfinals second-leg matches.


Syrian children hold on to education despite challenges

By Meryem Goktas

ANKARA, Turkey/AZAZ, Syria (AA) – As the conflict in Syria enters its ninth year, a generation born and raised in an environment of conflict continues to hold on to education despite tough conditions.


Sudan unrest may put S. Sudanese peace at risk: Experts

By Parach Mach

JUBA, South Sudan (AA) – The political situation in Sudan after the ousting of its longtime president who helped broker South Sudan’s fragile peace has raised concerns on the end of civil war in the world's youngest nation.