G20 Summit in Turkey Follows Attacks in Beirut and Paris

By Olga Symeonoglou

The G20 Leaders’ Summit, a global economic summit, took place on November 15 and 16 in Antalya, Turkey. The G20 members are 20 of the world’s largest economies, with guest countries and international organizations invited each year. The summit followed only days after the attacks in Beirut and Paris, which took up a large part of the discussion that is usually reserved for economics. The member countries agreed that something needs to be done about ISIS and Syria, but are at odds about what the solutions should be. A communiquĂ© detailing the summit’s agenda for the coming year was published at the end of the summit, including goals related to economic growth and recovery, unemployment, trade, economic stability, sustainable development, and climate change