Global thought-leaders at TRT’s 2018 World Forum

ISTANBUL, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It has just been announced that the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be making the closing address at the TRT World Forum, a programme of internationally-renowned thought-leaders and humanitarians.        

Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the latest high profile figure to confirm attendance to this year’s TRT World Forum. Speakers will also include the former President of Lebanon Fuad Siniora, former Managing Director of the World Bank Mamphela Ramphele, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, former Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, President of the People’s Justice Party and Prime Minister-designate of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, President of World Economic Forum Borge Brende, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK Jack Straw and Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The TRT World Forum 2018, recognised as one of the most prestigious and high-profile events of the year, will take place from October 3-4th in Istanbul. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Envisioning Peace & Security in a Fragmented World”.

Engaging with most pressing global challenges of our time, the TRT World Forum will be bringing together more than six hundred guests from all around the world, including policy-makers, academics, journalists and leading experts.

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