TRT World Forum 2019 will be taking place on October 21st and 22nd in Istanbul. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Globalisation in Retreat: Risks and Opportunities”.

TRT World Forum will bring together politicians, policy makers, academics, journalists, and leading experts. The forum will highlight the most pressing global issues of our time.

The murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi will be discussed in detail at TRT World Forum on 21 – 22 October. The session will explore the geopolitics of the Middle East in light of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

On the second day of TRT World Forum, Arab intellectual, writer and activist based in Norway, Iyad Al-Baghdadi, former member of the Egyptian Parliament and founder and chairman of the Ghad el-Thawrah Party, Ayman Nour, advisor to the chairman of AK Party, Yasin Aktay, editor in chief of Middle East Eye, David Hearst, human rights activist, journalist, politician and President of Women Journalists without Chains organization, Tawakkoul Karman, Saudi Arabian human rights defender and founder and director of ALQST, Yahya Ýbrahim Assiri will seek answers to questions concerning the murder on Tuesday, October 22.

Among the participants of this year’s Forum, which will include international opinion leaders as well as distinguished figures in global politics, are 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.

[Source: TRT press release]

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