Press agenda on December 20

Here are the main topics Worldbulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Press agenda on December 20


ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and visiting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to co-chair fifth meeting of Turkey-Iran High-Level Cooperation Council at presidential complex. Two presidents later to attend Turkey-Iran Business Forum at Cankaya palace.

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release housing sales statistics for November.

ANKARA - Industry and Technology Ministry to release patent, trademark, and utility model statistics for November.

ANKARA - Treasury and Finance Ministry to release central government external and domestic debt and receivable statistics for November.

ANKARA - Following developments in wake of U.S. announcement it will withdraw its forces from Syria, including northeastern Syria.

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


LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to meet her Polish counterpart in London.

LONDON - Think-tank Policy Exchange to release report on definition of Islamophobia. 


MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin to take questions during annual end-of-year news conference. 


ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.


SANAA - Monitoring developments in humanitarian crisis.


Turkish borrows from 2 extinct languages: Scholar

By Mehmet Ozturk and Metin Unlu

ANKARA (AA) – A Turkish philologist and renowned numerologist has said that Turkish borrows from two extinct languages.


Status quo in Sudan cannot continue: Opposition leader

By Addis Getachew

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) - Sudan’s opposition leader Sadiq Al-Mahdi has called for a change in political and economic structures in the East African nation.


Palestinian women express plight of 'right to return' with tapestries

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal

LONDON (AA) – A series of tapestries embroidered by Palestinian women seek to raise awareness in central London about the Palestinian people’s 70-year-old right to return to their homes.


Ethiopia's mentally ill remain in the shadows

By Seleshi Tessema

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) – An intimidating man with a muscular build was standing on a roadside in Piazza, one of the oldest shopping centers in Ethiopia's capital.