G-20 summit wouldn’t be affected by snap elections: Turkish presidency
Cihan PhotoIf talks to form a coalition government fail and a snap election is held, the G-20 summit scheduled for November 2015 will not be affected by the election process, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has stated.
Ankara has received all confirmations for the participation of all leaders at the summit, Kalın told reporters on July 15.
“Planning for the content of the summit is proceeding. There is no delay or suspension,” he added.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is due to visit China, where he will discuss the G-20 summit, in the coming days.
A possible snap election would take place in November and would likely coincide with the annual G-20 Heads of Governments Summit in Turkey.
Leaders representing 85 percent of the world economy are set to attend the summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Nov. 14-15.
Around 13,000 people, including U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to attend the meeting.
Turkey has so far organized 13 meetings on five continents as the current G-20 term president.