Press agenda on September 13

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

Press agenda on September 13

TURKEY 

ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to welcome Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at Presidential Complex. Two leaders to attend High-Level Strategic Council session, agreement signing ceremony and hold joint press conference. 

ANKARA - Erdogan also to receive chief of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) Hakan Fidan. 

ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to hold 7th Monetary Policy Committee Meeting of this year.

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) to release poultry and milk production statistics for July. 

GERMANY 

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to meet International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer to discuss cooperation in addressing humanitarian crises.

UK

LONDON - UK cabinet to discuss a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario.

US

WASHINGTON - State Secretary Mike Pompeo meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the State Department.

RUSSIA 

VLADIVOSTOK - President Vladimir Putin to visit Vostok-2018 military manoeuvers. 

MOSCOW - Energy Minister Alexander Novak to meet US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to pay an official visit to Pakistan.

IRAQ 

BASRA - Tensions continue to mount in Iraq’s protest-hit southern city of Basra. 

BAGHDAD - Iraqi political parties and coalitions continue to wrangle over parliamentary majority. 

ERBIL - Northern Iraq’s Kurdish region gears up for parliamentary polls slated for Sept. 30.

SYRIA 

IDLIB - Civilians in Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold, brace for expected attack by Assad regime and its allies.

YEMEN 

SANAA - War-weary Yemenis struggle with effects of recent plunge in value of local currency. 

MAARIB - Yemen’s strategic Hudaydah province sees resumption of fighting between Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels.

PALESTINE 

RAMALLAH - Following reactions to US decision to close Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington and cut funding to UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.

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