Opening Ceremony: Inspiring Change in an Age of Uncertainty

Unceasing demands for change and potential threats today challenge the contours of the global political agenda and inevitably urge numerous actors to come up with a vision for change. By bringing together politicians, academics, diplomats and NGO leaders of all backgrounds, discussions varied from the redefinition of the global agenda to the politicisation of xenophobia and Islamophobia. The welcoming speech was delivered by the Director General of TRT İbrahim Eren and followed by Opening Speeches by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ and Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.hroughout the speeches, speakers mostly emphasised the urgent need for objective and focused media, particularly in the current discourse.