The famous Turkish resort town of Belek (province of Antalya) hosted the summit of G20 which was chaired by Turkey on 15 and 16 October.
Particular attention was paid to the security of the meeting.
Access to the Belek city, where the leaders of the world’s 20 countries with largest economy, was strictly limited to the duration of the summit. Intensive work on preparations for the summit is organized by the governmental agencies under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
Hundreds of surveillance cameras that can recognize faces and license plates were installed along the 40-kilometer road between the airport of Antalya and Belek. Thousands of police enforce the strand in the area.
Antalya Governor Muammer Türker said that from 46 five-star hotel located in Belek, 30 are reserved for the summit of G20.
The rest of the hotels are booked for businessmen, youth, staff and non-governmental summits.
The governor also said that some delegations will be very numerous, for example, the US delegation will consist of approximately 1000 people.
“Each delegation will pay their own costs, as payment for a night in luxury apartments and villas, where to place the leaders can reach 17.000 $ in the high season,” – said Mr. Türker. The governor said that even the airspace area will be closed during the summit.
He added that all precautions are taken to prevent any problem of telephone communications, the Internet and the power lines. For the wives of political leaders, who will arrive for the summit, there are planned some tours and activities, including a concert in the ancient Roman theater of Aspendos.
The G20 summit was attended by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Brazilian President Dilma Russeva, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, president of the Indonesian Joko Widodo, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Saudi king Salman, South African President Jacob Zuma, South Korean President Park Jung-hi, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
The summit also invited the political leaders of other countries, in particular, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain and Zimbabwe.