G-20 summit to kick off in Antalya, with Paris terror casting heavy pall

The G-20 summit of the world's biggest economies will begin in Turkey on Sunday, with terrorism expected to dominate the agenda in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris. The summit is also expected to address the massive migration of refugees to Europe, the civil war in Syria and economic matters. 
A main topic at the meeting is expected to be how to counter the growing menace of ISIS. The terrorist organization took responsibility for the frenzy of violence on Friday in which nearly 130 people were killed and over 350 wounded by several teams of gunmen and suicide bombers in the French capital.    
The annual summit of heads of state and central bank governors is taking place this year in the resort city of Antalya, which has become a fortress due to the presence of world leaders. The city on the Turkish Mediterranean coast is about 500 kilometers from Syria.
The heads of state attending the event include US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. French President Francois Hollande pulled out after declaring a nationwide state of emergency.

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