2015 G-20 Antalya summit

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2015 G-20 Antalya summit
G20 Turkey 2015 logo.png
Host country Turkey
Date 15–16 November 2015
Venue(s) Regnum Carya Hotel Convention Centre
Cities Belek, Serik, Antalya
Participants G-20 members
Follows Brisbane summit, 2014
Precedes Hangzhou summit, 2016
Website G20 Turkey 2015

The 2015 G-20 Antalya summit was the tenth annual meeting of the G-20 heads of government.[1] It was held in Antalya, Turkey, a southwestern city, which is the most visited destination in Turkey and the tenth in the world,[2] on 15–16 November 2015. The venue for the Leaders Summit was Regnum Carya Hotel Convention Centre.[3]

Turkey officially took over the presidency of the G-20 from Australia on 1 December 2014, and China will preside over the summit in 2016.[4][5]

Participating leaders[edit]

Invited guests[edit]

Preparatory meetings[edit]

World leaders at the summit.

In September 2015, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew planned to visit Turkey, as did his Chinese[7] and other G-20 finance counterparts and central bankers. Throughout the year leading up to the November summit, preparatory and regular meetings, many in locations in Turkey this year, on Women-20, Youth-20, Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, The silver economy, Islamic finance, tourism, agriculture and other subjects have convened or, as of September, were planned.[8]

Absent leaders[edit]

French President François Hollande did not attend the event due to the November 2015 Paris attacks and sent Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister of Finance Michel Sapin as his representative.[9][10] This meeting was the second time Argentine President could not be in attendance, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being represented by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, owing to the timing of a general election on 22 November.[11]


  1. ^ "Introduction to the G20". Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top 100 City Destinations Ranking". 
  3. ^ "Media Advistory for Antalya Summit". G20. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "G-20". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Turkey). Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "China to host G20 summit in 2016". The Daily Telegraph. November 16, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ Fabricius, Peter, "Africa should get more out of the G20", ISS Africa, 9 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  7. ^ Robb, Greg,"Treasury's Lew irked by the handling of China's foreign-exchange devaluation", MarketWatch, September 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  8. ^ Events schedule, g20.org. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  9. ^ "Hollande cancels trip to Turkey for G20 after attacks: presidency". Yahoo! News. Agence France-Press. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Murphy, Katharine, "G20: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin agree to Syrian-led transition", The Guardian, November 15, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  11. ^ Othman, Siti Hawa (15 November 2015). "G20 Summit Starts With Focus On Global Economic Challenges". Bernama. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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