Press agenda on October 25

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Press agenda on October 25


ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair meetings of the cultural and economic policy boards at the Presidential Complex. 

ANKARA - Erdogan also to receive several officials, including head of National Intelligence Service (MIT) Hakan Fidan and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.

ANKARA - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to meet Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki and hold a joint news conference. 

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency’s Editor Desk to host National Education Minister Ziya Selcuk. 

ANKARA - Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to meet German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier in Ankara and hold a joint news conference.

ANKARA - Altmaier will also be received by Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim and attend the Turkey-Germany Joint Economic and Trade Commission (JETCO) meeting.

ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to hold Monetary Policy Committee meeting to determine interest rates.

ANKARA - TurkStat to release sectoral confidence index for October. 

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


WASHINGTON - Saudi Embassy in Washington hosts a gathering in protest of the Khashoggi killing, during which organizers will announce the establishment of ‘Khashoggi’s Friends Around the World’ association​.


LONDON - Stop the War Coalition to hold a demonstration to urge the British government to end arm sales to Saudi Arabia in front of the country's embassy in London. 


RIYADH - Saudi Arabia scrambles to deal with fallout from Khashoggi’s murder in Istanbul consulate. 


SANAA - Desk to follow civil war in Yemen. 


    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan to brief the cabinet members about his visit and the bailout deal with Saudi Arabia. Desk also to monitor approval of the expected Saudi investment in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).


ISTANBUL - Third week of UEFA Europa League to continue with 24 more matches as Fenerbahce face Anderlecht, Genk play against Besiktas and Sevilla face Akhisarspor. 

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

ISTANBUL - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Round 4 matches to continue, Istanbul basketball giants Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahce to meet in this round.


Pakistan: Saudi aid rescues Pakistan's ailing economy 

By Aamir Latif

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - The injection of a $6-billion bailout package from Saudi Arabia has blown away the possibility of an imminent default by cash-strapped Pakistan, however, the development is not more than a reprieve for the country’s ailing economy, economists say.



TUSIAD sees ‘window of opportunity’ to boost ties with Germany 

By Ayhan Simsek 

BERLIN (AA) - German economy minister’s visit to Ankara this week is a “window of opportunity” to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) has said on Thursday.