Press diary on February 16

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Thursday Feb. 16, 2017

Press diary on February 16

World Bulletin / News Desk


ISTANBUL - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to attend opening of World Tourism Forum before departing on official visit to Malta.

SPECIAL REPORT: Turkish monitor urges faster Philippines peace talks

ISTANBUL - A Turkish member of the body overseeing the Philippines’ peace process warned that Daesh will grow more active in the region if the process stalls, telling Anadolu Agency that President Rodrigo Duterte is eager to bring the negotiations to fruition.



WASHINGTON - Senate committee hearing on nomination of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.



BONN - G20 foreign ministers to meet. Conflict prevention, peace building and sustainable development high on agenda.



GENEVA - Jan Egeland, advisor to UN special envoy for Syria, to brief media on meeting of International Syria Support Group’ s humanitarian task force.​



STRASBOURG - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address EU lawmakers following vote on EU-Canada trade deal.

STRASBOURG - European Parliament to vote on amendments to Schengen border rules to tighten screening.​



BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers in second day of talks on terrorism, spending, relations with Russia. NATO-Georgia Commission, anti-Daesh coalition meetings to be held.



SPECIAL REPORT: Struggling Greece to spend billions on military upgrade

By Idyli Tsakiri

ATHENS (AA) - A potential spend of $10 billion by Greece’s cash-strapped government on military equipment has been branded “incoherent” and a “scandal”.



MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, before scheduled Syria talks in Geneva.



ASTANA - Second round of talks between armed opposition groups, regime delegation to finalize agreement on Syria cease-fire.



LEFKOSA - President Mustafa Akinci, Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis to discuss ongoing negotiations to reunify island.



​SPECIAL REPORT: President Erdogan talks Turkey-Gulf ties

DOHA, Qatar  - Following his three-nation Gulf tour, the Turkish president spoke to the Arab media about his country’s deep relations with the Gulf states.

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