President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a visit to the United States of America on Sept. 16-20 to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
First Lady Emine Erdoğan and a group of top executives including Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar, Trade Minister Ömer Bolat, Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Mehmet Özhaseki, Family and Social Services Minister Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş, Industry and Technology Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacır, director of National Intelligence Organization (MİT) İbrahim Kalın, Presidency's Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun, Chief Advisor to the President Ambassador Akif Çağatay Kılıç, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Chair Binali Yıldırım, AKP Spokesperson Ömer Çelik were with President Erdoğan during the visit.
Within the scope of Erdoğan's visit to New York, the Turkish House located near the UN Headquarters, hosted intensive diplomatic meetings, according to reporting of online news outlet T24.
On the first day of his visit, Erdoğan received Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at the Turkish House. During the meeting, Erdoğan emphasized the importance of the realization of the Middle Corridor initiative and stated that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is expected to be operational rapidly.
Trans-Caspian East-West-Middle Corridor Initiative is one of Turkey's trade projects to "revive the ancient Silk Road.”