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TRT’s 2019 World Forum to be held at Istanbul Congress Centre on 21-22 October

TRT World Forum, in its third year, brings together international opinion leaders as well as distinguished figures in global politics.

Such figures include María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations Parliament Assembly for the 73rd session, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dilma Vana Rousseff, former President of Brazil, Anwar Ibrahim, The People’s Justice Party Leader in Malaysia, Yanis Varoufakis, the main opposition leader in Greece, George Ciamba, Romanian Delegate-Minister for European Affairs, Christian Kern, former Chancellor of Austria, Esko Aho, former Finnish Prime Minister and Riyad Farid Hijab, former Syrian Prime Minister in İstanbul.

TRT World Forum will take place on October 21st and 22nd in Istanbul Congress Centre under the theme of “Globalisation in Retreat: Risks and Opportunities” in which political, economic and social issues that concern the entire world, such as far-right terrorism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the future of the Middle East, trade wars, future of the European Union and the cooperation of emerging powers will be addressed. 

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