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Erdogan to discuss Istanbul at opening of World Economic Forum

It will be the fourth World Economic Forum to be held in Turkey

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Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will open the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on “Unlocking Resources for Regional Development,” a statement said on Thursday.

The World Economic Forum said the meeting will take place in Istanbul on Sept. 28-29.

“The meeting will bring together more than 500 leaders from business, government, academia and civil society from over 70 nations,” it said.

It will be the fourth World Economic Forum to be held in Turkey, the statement said, citing Ankara as being “an important gateway between Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.”

The meeting will also discuss Turkey’s role in the context of the upcoming G20 chairmanship which will top the agenda.