(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/6/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, recently hosted a delegation of Turkish business leaders at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
At that meeting, representatives of the Turkish Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD) invited American Muslims to participate in its upcoming International Fair and International Business Forum Congress, November 26-30 in Istanbul.
"We welcome the invitation for American Muslims to strengthen business ties with Turkey and to share our nation's economic potential with a strategic partner in the region and worldwide," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad, who hosted the Turkish delegation in Washington, D.C.
Those events will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), the main multilateral economic and commercial cooperation platform of the Islamic world.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu are scheduled to attend the events.
A previous fair in 2012 drew more than 5000 business leaders from 92 countries, along with 150,000 local visitors and some 400 exhibitors from 18 nations.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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