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All eyes on Turkey ahead of WPC

The country’s importance as an energy hub will continue to increase. Istanbul was a natural choice to hold the upcoming World Petroleum Congress

Next July the world's energy leaders will once again meet in Istanbul for the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC). Turkey's strategic importance in global energy trade renders it an ideal host country for the Congress, the chief executive of Turkish Petroleum says. "Of course it's so important that these two energy congresses are held here. Istanbul is a big city at the very center of the world and we're at a very important transition point," Besim Sisman, chief executive of Turkish Petroleum and chair of the WPC Turkish National Committee, said in an interview following a press briefing on Wednesday morning. "Next year we will be here for the WPC and at that time we will have some good c

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