Press agenda on December 17

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Press agenda on December 17


KONYA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits central Konya province to attend ceremony marking anniversary of 13th-century Sufi mystic, poet and Islamic scholar Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi’s passing, known as 'Sheb-i Arus'.

KONYA - Erdogan to attend mass opening ceremony at Mevlana Square and dinner at Selcuklu Congress Center.

ANKARA - TurkStat to release labor force statistics for September, as well as turnover indices, industrial production index, short term external debt statistics for October.

ANKARA - Treasury and Finance Ministry to announce central government's budget balance table for November.

ANKARA - Following local and international developments in case of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 


BUDAPEST - Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim to meet and hold joint news conference with his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Kover.

BUDAPEST - Yildirim also to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, visit Turkish martyrs' cemetery and Muslim dervish Gul Baba’s tomb. 


LEFKOSA – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Mustafa Akinci to receive Jane Holl Lute, UN special envoy on Cyprus.  


ISLAMABAD - Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu to meet with representatives of Turkish NGOs and meet with his counterpart Shehryar Afridi and Prime Minister Imran Khan. 


LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to give statement on last week's European Council meeting amid ongoing political impasse over the Withdrawal Agreement.


WASHINGTON - Ambassador James Jeffrey, US Special Representative for Syria Engagement, to deliver speech at Atlantic Council think tank.


ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in the Syrian civil war.


SANAA - Monitoring developments in the humanitarian crisis.

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