Security measures peak in Antalya at G20 summit

    Security measures peak in Antalya at G20 summit

    Nov 15, Antalya: Leaders of the world's 20 major economies (G20) have begun arriving in Antalya, for a two-day summit, where the fight against violence is likely to eclipse economics.

    US President Barack Obama arrived on Sunday at the airport of Antalya, a holiday destination bristling with as many as 30,000 police and security personnel, to guard the G20 leaders, Al Jazeera news report said.

    President of host country Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has urged world leaders to prioritise the battle against ISIL, saying the attacks in Paris proved the time for words was now over. The G20 usually focuses on economic issues.

    Erdogan is expected to hold a one-on-one meeting with Obama later on Sunday.

    The summit in Antalya brings Obama and fellow world leaders just 500km from Syria, where a four-and-a-half-year conflict has transformed ISIL into a global security threat and prompted Europe's largest migration flows since World War II, according to news reports.

    The Oslo Times


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