Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, May 20, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – Following gradual normalization process with declining COVID-19 cases in Turkey, as well as pandemic situation worldwide.
JERUSALEM – Following reactions, developments after Israeli police attacked worshippers inside Haram al-Sharif area of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, using stun grenades, gas bombs.
NEW YORK – UN General Assembly (UNGA) will convene to discuss ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinians. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will participate in UNGA.
BERLIN – Germany’s chancellor candidates, Armin Laschet, Olaf Scholz, and Annalena Baerbock, to discuss their European policy ideas at International WDR Europaforum 2021.
YANGON – Monitoring developments in Myanmar after Feb. 1 military coup triggered violent protests.
KUALA LUMPUR – Following statements of Malaysian delegation at UN Security Council meeting.
YAOUNDE – WHO Africa director to hold media briefing on financing COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.
REYKJAVIK – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to take part in meeting of foreign ministers of Arctic Council’s member states, also to hold bilateral meetings on sidelines, including with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
ISTANBUL – Fenerbahce Beko to host Pinar Karsiyaka in ING Basketball Super League playoff semifinal series’ game one.
BELGRADE – Draw for CEV EuroVolley 2021 Women groups to be held in Serbia.
ANKARA – Turkish Central Bank to release international investment position figures for Q1.
ANKARA – Treasury and Finance Ministry to reveal Central Government’s debt stock statistics for April.
BRUSSELS – Eurostat to release inflation figures for April.
Israel’s so-called surgical strikes target surgical wards
By Vakkas Dogantekin
ANKARA (AA) – Israeli violence against health care is multiplying the difficulties of already fragile health systems in Palestine and Gaza amid the coronavirus pandemic, rubbing salt into the wound of millions living under a ruthless apartheid regime.
Quarter-million students in Idlib, Syria fail to access education
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) – While around 345,000 students, at all levels, go to school in the northern Syrian province Idlib, some 260,000 school-age children cannot find a chance to access education due to the school deficiency.
Source: Anadolu Agency