16.09.2009 – Here are the main topics that the English News Desk of “Anadolu Agency” has to cover on September 16, 2009:
1- Turkish President Abdullah Gul will meet with President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines at the Cankaya Presidential Palace in Ankara. (11 a.m.)
– Gul will also receive Gerard Larcher, the president of the French Senate. (3 p.m.)
2- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad in Istanbul. (4 p.m.)
– Erdogan will attend a fast-breaking dinner hosted in al-Asad’s honor by Justice & Development (AK) Party’s Istanbul branch. (7:22 p.m.)
3- Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin will meet with Gerard Larcher, the president of the French Senate, in Ankara. (11:30 a.m.)
– Sahin and Larcher will hold a joint press conference after their meeting. (12:30 p.m.)
– Sahin will host a dinner in Larcher’s honor. (7:15 p.m.)
4- Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan will make public the medium-term economic program in Ankara. (11:30 a.m.)
5- Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan will hold talks in Bucharest, Romania.
6- Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek is visiting Beijing, China.
7- Turkey will take on Slovenia for leadership of Group F in the second round of the EuroBasket in Lodz, Poland. (10 p.m.)