This past week (November 15–16), in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey hosted the G20 summit for the first time. Though normally devoted to high-level political discussions of global economic issues, the recent string of terrorist attacks in Paris (November 13) and elsewhere induced this year’s gathering of G20 leaders to debate how to respond to the growing threat posed by the Islamic State group. (Hurriyet Daily News, November 14).
The Turkish government all along wished to raise at the G20 summit what it considers the most pressing issue for its security in recent years—the ongoing Syrian crisis. And …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation