Anadolu Agency photos showcase Antalya ahead of G20 summit

Published 11.11.2015 20:37
Updated 11.11.2015 21:24
Anadolu Agency photos showcase Antalya ahead of G20 summit

Anadolu Agency photographers have collected impressive photos of Antalya, which has been home to several civilizations for thousands of years, to display at the G20 summit on Nov. 15-16

A team of Anadolu Agency photojournalists has put together a collection of the most impressive aerial views of Turkey's southern Antalya province, the location of the upcoming G20 summit.

The summit, scheduled for Nov. 15-16, will be held under the auspices of the Turkish presidency of the G20 at the Regnum Carya Hotel and Convention Center, and the event will bring together some 13,000 officials and delegates from member countries. About 3,000 journalists from around the world are expected to follow the summit.

The photo collection showcasing Antalya's natural and historical riches include the ancient cities of Phaselis, Aspendos, Perge and Side, as well as the Temple of Apollo, the province's renowned Konyaaltı Beach, its castle, Düden Waterfall and its vast golf courses.

The G20 is the premier forum for its 19 member countries and the EU. The revolving G20 president invites several guest countries each year to its annual meeting.

The G20 was formed in 1999 as a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. Later in 2008, the first G20 Leaders Summit was held and the forum played a key role in helping member countries respond to the global financial crisis. Since then, G20 leaders have met nine times.

The G20 is supported by international organizations, including the Financial Stability Board, the International Labor Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Previous hosts of the G20 Leaders' Summit were the United States in 2008 and 2009, the United Kingdom in 2009, Canada in 2010, South Korea in 2010, France in 2011, Mexico in 2012, Russia in 2013 and Australia in 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron are among the world leaders who will attend the summit.

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