Twin events focusing on halal products — made under Islamic guidelines — opened in the Turkish commercial capital Istanbul on Thursday.

The 5th World Halal Summit and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) 7th Halal Expo bring together leading companies, top officials, decision-makers, experts, academics, scientists, and students from 80 countries.

While the four-day summit aims to raise awareness of halal with seminars focusing on halal-related topics, the expo, which is the largest exhibition in the halal sector, brings together sector players to promote the halal market.

Emre Ete, head of the World Halal Summit Council, told the twin

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