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President Erdoğan meets religious, political leaders in New York

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met Monday with religious figures and leaders of some countries in New York, where he is holding talks as part of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Erdoğan hosted representatives of Jewish institutions in the U.S. behind closed doors at the Peninsula Hotel.

The meeting was attended by Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Trade Minister Ruhsan Pekcan, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, among others.

No information has been released on the content of the talks.

Later, Erdoğan met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel at UN headquarters. It was also closed to the media.

During the meeting, Albayrak and Volkan Bozkir, chairman of the Turkish parliament's foreign affairs committee, were present.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was also a guest of the Turkish president.

The meeting was also held behind closed doors and attended by Albayrak, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Pekcan.

Erdoğan also met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

No further details of the closed-door meeting were provided.

Erdoğan is set to address the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he said he would raise international peace and security issues.

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