Sunday, September 4, 2016

Erdoğan's portfolio at the Hangzhou summit

Sadık Ünay, Erdoğan's portfolio at the Hangzhou summit,

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While constituting the top-level platform of global economic governance that brings together leaders of the world's largest and "systemically important" economies, G20 summits excel as perfect venues for public diplomacy, attracting passionate global attention. As such, this year's G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China is likely to be a showcase event during which Xi Jinping and his administration will do their utmost to demonstrate the amazing economic prowess of the "middle kingdom" at every available opportunity. The glamorous precedent set by the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, which were recorded as the most expensive summer Olympics in sporting history, might give spectators a rough idea about what to expect. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan headed to Hangzhou as the chair of the preceding summit and a member of the G20 Troika, as well as a leader carrying critical diplomatic and economic files in his public diplomacy portfolio. ...

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