Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, May 7, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


ANKARA – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki to visit Turkey.

ANKARA – Ylva Johansson, EU commissioner for home affairs, to pay working visit to Turkey.

ANKARA – Monitoring developments on coronavirus pandemic in Turkey, worldwide.


PORTO – Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa to host EU leaders for summit that will focus on ways to strengthen Europe’s social dimension to meet challenges of climate change, digital transition.


KYIV – Foreign ministers of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg to pay joint working visit to Ukraine.


YANGON – Monitoring developments in Myanmar after Feb. 1 military coup triggered violent protests.


ANKARA – Treasury and Finance Ministry to unveil Treasury’s cash balance figure for April.


Muslim population will never exceed Hindus in India: Author

By Ahmad Adil

NEW DELHI (AA) – Dismissing propaganda launched by Hindu nationalists against the growing Muslim populace in India, former top bureaucrat and author Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi said Hindus will always remain in the majority in the country.


Turkish relief group to help needy in 25 countries during Ramadan

By Faruk Zorlu and Jeyhun Aliyev

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s charity association is looking to help 15,000 families in Turkey, as well as distribute food parcels in 25 countries – many under lockdown – during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


OPINION – Building a resilient and inclusive global health system together – Taiwan can help

By Dr. Shih-chung Chen

TAIPIEI, Taiwan (AA) – The threat that emerging infectious diseases pose to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism never ceases. Pandemics can spread rapidly around the world due to international aviation and transport. As of March 2021, a novel form of pneumonia that first emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 and has since been classified as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused more than 126 million cases and more than 2.7 million deaths worldwide. The disease has had an enormous medical, economic, and social impact around the world, and significantly threatened global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: Anadolu Agency