Deadly Terror Shapes G20 Conference
The two-day summit at the Mediterranean resort of Antalya was to focus on economics, but the Paris attacks have made ISIS a priority. Obama began today by vowing to eliminate ISIS. “The skies have been darkened,” he said, promising to help Syria achieve a “peaceful transition” to enable the fight against the terrorist “caliphate.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had promised “stronger steps” in the Middle East after broadening his party’s majority in recent elections, but now events have overshadowed his efforts to oust Bashar al-Assad. With major violence reaching Europe, his peers are making their own plans.