Press agenda on October 23

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Press agenda on October 23


ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting. 

ANKARA - Erdogan to attend Turkey’s National Education Ministry’s meeting at Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center.

ANKARA - Ambassadors of Peru, Ethiopia, Sweden and Netherlands to present credentials to Erdogan separately at the Presidential Complex.

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency’s Editor Desk to host Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

ANKARA - TurkStat to release consumer confidence index for October.

ISTANBUL - Following developments on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to chair a cabinet meeting. 

LONDON - King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to pay a state visit to the U.K. upon the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II.


MOSCOW - Russian, Turkish and Iranian deputy foreign ministers Sergey Vershinin, Sedat Onal and Hossein Ansari to hold talks on the future of Syria in the Astana format.

MOSCOW - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton to hold a news conference on the results of his visit to Russia.

MOSCOW - 3rd International Conference on "Russia and Turkey: Strengthening the Multi-faceted Partnership" to be held.


BERLIN - Chancellor Merkel to meet Polish President Andrzej Duda for talks on bilateral ties, EU and international issues. 


JERUSALEM/AMMAN - Following dispute between Israeli and Jordanian officials over imminent expiry of parts of 1994 Wadi Araba peace treaty.


ERBIL - Following reactions to results of Kurdish region's Sept. 30 parliamentary poll, in which Kurdistan Democratic Party won highest number of seats.


WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the State Department.

WASHINGTON - Arab Center holds a discussion on 'The Khashoggi Affair and its Political Implications'.


BUDAPEST - The World Wrestling Championship to continue in Budapest, Hungary.



Turkish Halkbank to open 1st digital branch in Serbia

By Talha Ozturk

BELGRADE (AA) - Turkish lender Halkbank is set to add a new branch to its network in Serbia, where it already has a wide-range presence.