National news

Havana, Cuba_ Cuba will celebrate the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution with concerts and recreational activities in several of the country's main plazas, Granma newspaper reported.

Havana_ Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament), paid tribute in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery of Santiago de Cuba to José Martí, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Mariana Grajales and Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, the Cuban News Agency publishes.

Artemisa, Cuba_ The work staff of the Máximo Gómez Báez Thermoelectric Plant, in the municipality of Mariel, western province of Artemisa, closes the current year with the condition of National Vanguard, in recognition of its remarkable results, Radio Reloj publishes.

Ankara_ Turkish Airlines executive director, Bilal Eksi, expressed his company's interest in expanding operations and direct flights to Cuba, diplomatic sources informed today, Prensa Latina website publishes.

Havana_ Miguel Díaz-Canel, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Party and First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, conveyed congratulations to Cuban educators, who celebrate their day this December 22th. 

Havana_ The results achieved in the confrontation to the hurricane and the experiences accumulated in recent years, confirm the validity of the war doctrine of the whole people to resist and overcome any event or threat, President Raul Castro Ruz said.