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On October 3–4, 2018, Istanbul hosted the second annual international forum, TRT World Forum, organized by TRT World, the leading Turkish public broadcaster. This year's topic is "Envisioning Peace and Security in a Fragmented World."

The two-day event included about twenty open and closed sessions with a total of more than 500 participants.

On October 3–4, 2018, Istanbul hosted the second annual international forum, TRT World Forum, organized by TRT World, the leading Turkish public broadcaster. This year's topic is "Envisioning Peace and Security in a Fragmented World."

The two-day event included about twenty open and closed sessions with a total of more than 500 participants.

The main topics of the sessions were the transformation of the world order, the rise of the global South and its participation in global governance, the role of regional powers in resolving international conflicts, the role of media in a fragmented world, international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the problem of global humanitarian responsibility. Topics of the closed sessions focused on the foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey, the prospects of SREB for the Middle East and North Africa region, the situation in Egypt, the role of media in current conflicts, etc. Special guest speakers included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands.

Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Former President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, Former Prime Minister of Italy Franco Frattini, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, as well as other political figures and representatives of international organizations also spoke at the open sessions.

Elena Alekseenkova, Program Manager, represented Russian International Affairs Council at the event.

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