The 2009 Annual Meetings kick off in a few short days in Istanbul, Turkey. A dynamic emerging-market economy strategically located between Europe and Asia, Turkey joined the World Bank in 1947 is the World Bank's largest borrower in the Europe and Central Asia Region.
The Annual Meetings will be held in the newly-built Istanbul Congress Centre, a state-of-the-art conference facility that opened two weeks ago. The Meetings will be the first major event to be hosted at the new facility.
More information about Turkey, and the World Bank's programs in the country:
- Turkey: World Bank Country Brief 2009
- Ten Things to Know About the World Bank in Turkey
- Turkey and the World Bank: News and Events
- World Bank Projects and Programs in Turkey