2015 G20 Leader’s Summit – Anatalya, Turkey

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The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Its membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union. Each G20 president invites several guest countries each year.

G20 leaders meet annually. In addition, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet regularly during the year to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy, reform international financial institutions, improve financial regulation and implement the key economic reforms that are needed in each member economy. Underpinning these meetings is a year-long program of meetings among senior officials and of working groups coordinating policy on specific issues.

The G20 started in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. In 2008, the first G20 Leaders’ Summit was held, and the group played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis. Its decisive and coordinated actions boosted consumer and business confidence and supported the first stages of economic recovery. G20 leaders have met eight times since 2008.

The G20 is an apt model for global cooperation in today’s world. Its response to the global financial crisis is a testament to the impact G20 members can make when working together. The G20 introduced trillions of dollars in fiscal stimulus packages worldwide, which saved or created millions of jobs that would otherwise have been destroyed. It also put in place measures to limit the collapse of financial markets and helped maintain consumer and business confidence.

For more: https://g20.org/about-g20/

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President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

Sunday, November 15th

President Obama arrives in Turkey
Antalya International Airport

President Obama and Turkey President Erdogan hold a bilateral meeting
Regnum Carya Resort, Istanbul, Turkey

President Obama attends a G20 Welcome Ceremony
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

President Obama takes an official G20 family photo
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders working lunch session on development and climate change
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders session on global economy focusing on growth strategies and employment
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G20 working dinner
Regnum Carya Resort, Antalya, Turkey

President Obama overnights in Anatalya
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

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Monday, November 16th

President Obama participates in a G20 session on resilience in financial institutions, international tax, anti-orruption and IMF reform
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G20 working lunch on trade, energy and the adoption of the communiquė
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama holds bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama holds a Press Conference
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama departs Turkey en route to the Philippines

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November 15 – 16, 2015
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

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  1. WH

    Sunday, November 14, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    President Obama arrives in Turkey
    Antalya International Airport

    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:20 AM
    President Obama and Turkey President Erdogan hold a bilateral meeting
    Regnum Carya Resort, Istanbul, Turkey

    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    1:05 PM
    President Obama attends a G20 Welcome Ceremony
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

    1:20 PM
    President Obama takes an official G20 family photo
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

    1:30 PM
    President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders working lunch session on development and climate change
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    3:30 PM
    President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders session on global economy focusing on growth strategies and employment
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    8:30 PM
    President Obama participates in a G20 working dinner
    Regnum Carya Resort, Antalya, Turkey

    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

    President Obama overnights in Anatalya
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

  2. 2015 G20 Leader’s Summit

    November 15 – 16, 2015
    Regnum Carya Resort, Antalya, Turkey

    The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Its membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union. Each G20 president invites several guest countries each year.

    G20 leaders meet annually. In addition, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet regularly during the year to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy, reform international financial institutions, improve financial regulation and implement the key economic reforms that are needed in each member economy. Underpinning these meetings is a year-long program of meetings among senior officials and of working groups coordinating policy on specific issues.

    The G20 started in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. In 2008, the first G20 Leaders’ Summit was held, and the group played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis. Its decisive and coordinated actions boosted consumer and business confidence and supported the first stages of economic recovery. G20 leaders have met eight times since 2008.

    The G20 is an apt model for global cooperation in today’s world. Its response to the global financial crisis is a testament to the impact G20 members can make when working together. The G20 introduced trillions of dollars in fiscal stimulus packages worldwide, which saved or created millions of jobs that would otherwise have been destroyed. It also put in place measures to limit the collapse of financial markets and helped maintain consumer and business confidence.

    For more: https://g20.org/about-g20/

    • President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

      Sunday, November 15th

      President Obama arrives in Turkey
      Antalya International Airport

      President Obama and Turkey President Erdogan hold a bilateral meeting
      Regnum Carya Resort, Istanbul, Turkey

      President Obama attends a G20 Welcome Ceremony
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

      President Obama takes an official G20 family photo
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

      President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders working lunch session on development and climate change
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders session on global economy focusing on growth strategies and employment
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      President Obama participates in a G20 working dinner
      Regnum Carya Resort, Antalya, Turkey

      President Obama overnights in Anatalya
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

      • November 15, 2015

        Remarks by President Obama and President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey after Bilateral Meeting

        Regnum Carya Resort Antalya, Turkey

        11:50 A.M. EET

        PRESIDENT ERDOGAN: (As interpreted.) Distinguished members of the press, we have just completed our meeting with my dear friend, President Barack Obama.

        As you know, this G20 Summit is taking place at a very important point in time. We have all been shocked with the attacks that have taken place in Paris, which led to the deaths of 129 people and to more than 200 people being injured. We strongly condemn these attacks. And our summit meeting here is taking place against the backdrop of these developments — important developments taking place around the globe.

        We shall, of course, continue to carry on with our discussions at the G20 Summit within the predetermined agenda items. However, we will make strong emphasis on the importance of having a firm stance against international terrorism, given the situation that has been going on around the world. So there will be a strong message coming out of this summit on that subject.

        For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/15/remarks-president-obama-and-president-tayyip-erdogan-turkey-after

      • President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders working lunch session on development and climate change
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      • President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders session on global economy focusing on growth strategies and employment
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    • President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

      Monday, November 16th

      President Obama participates in a G20 session on resilience in financial institutions, international tax, anti-orruption and IMF reform
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      President Obama participates in a G20 working lunch on trade, energy and the adoption of the communiquė
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      President Obama holds bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      President Obama holds a Press Conference
      Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      President Obama departs Turkey en route to the Philippines

      • President Obama participates in a G20 session on resilience in financial institutions, international tax, anti-orruption and IMF reform
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      • President Obama holds bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      • President Obama holds bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      • President Obama holds bilateral meetings with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      • President Obama holds bilateral meetings with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
        Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

      • November 16, 2015

        Press Conference by President Obama — Antalya, Turkey

        Kaya Palazzo Resort
        Antalya, Turkey

        4:42 P.M. EET

        PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. Let me begin by thanking President Erdogan and the people of Antalya and Turkey for their outstanding work in hosting this G20 Summit. Antalya is beautiful. The hospitality of the Turkish people is legendary. To our Turkish friends — çok teşekkürler. (Laughter.) I’ve been practicing that.

        At the G20, our focus was on how to get the global economy growing faster and creating more jobs for our people. And I’m pleased that we agreed that growth has to be inclusive to address the rising inequality around the world.

        Given growing cyber threats, we committed to a set of norms — drafted by the United States — for how governments should conduct themselves in cyberspace, including a commitment not to engage in the cyber theft of intellectual property for commercial gain. And as we head into global climate talks, all G20 countries have submitted our targets, and we’ve pledged to work together for a successful outcome in Paris.

        Of course, much of our attention has focused on the heinous attacks that took place in Paris. Across the world, in the United States, American flags are at half-staff in solidarity with our French allies. We’re working closely with our French partners as they pursue their investigations and track down suspects.

        France is already a strong counterterrorism partner, and today we’re announcing a new agreement. We’re streamlining the process by which we share intelligence and operational military information with France. This will allow our personnel to pass threat information, including on ISIL, to our French partners even more quickly and more often — because we need to be doing everything we can to protect against more attacks and protect our citizens.

        Tragically, Paris is not alone. We’ve seen outrageous attacks by ISIL in Beirut, last month in Ankara, routinely in Iraq. Here at the G20, our nations have sent an unmistakable message that we are united against this threat. ISIL is the face of evil. Our goal, as I’ve said many times, is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization.

        For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/16/press-conference-president-obama-antalya-turkey

    • Aboard Air Force One: Turkey to the Phillipines

      Published on Nov 17, 2015

      En Route to Manila Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes checks in aboard AF1 after the President met with world leaders at the G20 summit in Turkey.

  3. WH

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    3:00 AM
    3:05 AM
    President Obama meets with Embassy personnel
    Calista Luxury Resort, Antalya, Turkey

    3:30 AM
    President Obama participates in a G20 session on resilience in financial institutions, international tax, anti-orruption and IMF reform
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    4:00 AM
    5:00 AM
    6:00 AM
    President Obama participates in a G20 working lunch on trade, energy and the adoption of the communiquė
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    8:15 AM
    President Obama holds bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:30 AM
    President Obama holds a Press Conference
    Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

    11:00 AM
    First Lady Michelle Hosts an Event Honoring the History of Broadway
    The White House

    12:00 PM
    12:10 PM
    President Obama departs Turkey en route to the Philippines
    Antalya Airport, Antalya, Turkey

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    Vice President Biden participates in a roundtable discussion with Mayor Garcetti
    Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Los Angeles, CA

    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM
    11:00 PM
    11:45 PM
    President Obama arrives the Philippines
    Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines

  4. President’s Management Advisory Board Meeting – Part 1
    The White House

    November 16, 2015

  5. First Lady Michelle Hosts an Event Honoring the History of Broadway
    The White House

    November 16, 2015

    • First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the Broadway at the White House Performance
      The White House

      November 16, 2015

    • US reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case
      US reaches $95.5M settlement with Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools

      11/16/15 Associated Press By Eric Tucker and Joe Mandak, Associated Press
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      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has reached a $95.5 million settlement with a Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges.

      The Justice Department settlement resolves allegations that Education Management Corporation used enrollment incentives to pay its recruiters and exaggerated its career-placement ability.

      The government says the firm relied on deceptive recruiting tactics to sign up students it knew were unlikely to succeed or finish its programs.

      Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the company acted as a “recruitment mill” and violated students’ trust.

      The company faces financial and regulatory troubles. Eight directors resigned earlier this year as the firm restructured to cut its debt.

      The settlement resolves a consumer fraud investigation brought by a coalition of attorneys general and separate whistleblower lawsuits.

  6. “On the humanitarian front, our nations agreed that we have to do even more, individually and collectively, to address the agony of the Syrian people. The United States is already the largest donor of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people — some $4.5 billion in aid so far. As winter approaches, we’re donating additional supplies, including clothing and generators, through the United Nations. But the U.N. appeal for Syria still has less than half the funds needed. Today, I’m again calling on more nations to contribute the resources that this crisis demands.

    In terms of refugees, it’s clear that countries like Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan — which are already bearing an extraordinary burden — cannot be expected to do so alone. At the same time, all of our countries have to ensure our security. And as President, my first priority is the safety of the American people. And that’s why, even as we accept more refugees — including Syrians — we do so only after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks.

    We also have to remember that many of these refugees are the victims of terrorism themselves — that’s what they’re fleeing. Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values. Our nations can welcome refugees who are desperately seeking safety and ensure our own security. We can and must do both.”

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    “In Europe, I think people like Chancellor Merkel have taken a very courageous stance in saying it is our moral obligation, as fellow human beings, to help people who are in such vulnerable situations. And I know that it is putting enormous strains on the resources of the people of Europe. Nobody has been carrying a bigger burden than the people here in Turkey, with 2.5 million refugees, and the people of Jordan and Lebanon, who are also admitting refugees. The fact that they’ve kept their borders open to these refugees is a signal of their belief in a common humanity.

    And so we have to, each of us, do our part. And the United States has to step up and do its part. And when I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims; when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefitted from protection when they were fleeing political persecution — that’s shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.

    When Pope Francis came to visit the United States, and gave a speech before Congress, he didn’t just speak about Christians who were being persecuted. He didn’t call on Catholic parishes just to admit to those who were of the same religious faith. He said, protect people who are vulnerable.

    And so I think it is very important for us right now — particularly those who are in leadership, particularly those who have a platform and can be heard — not to fall into that trap, not to feed that dark impulse inside of us.

    I had a lot of disagreements with George W. Bush on policy, but I was very proud after 9/11 when he was adamant and clear about the fact that this is not a war on Islam. And the notion that some of those who have taken on leadership in his party would ignore all of that, that’s not who we are. On this, they should follow his example. It was the right one. It was the right impulse. It’s our better impulse. And whether you are European or American, the values that we are defending — the values that we’re fighting against ISIL for are precisely that we don’t discriminate against people because of their faith. We don’t kill people because they’re different than us. That’s what separates us from them. And we don’t feed that kind of notion that somehow Christians and Muslims are at war.

    And if we want to be successful at defeating ISIL, that’s a good place to start — by not promoting that kind of ideology, that kind of attitude. In the same way that the Muslim community has an obligation not to in any way excuse anti-Western or anti-Christian sentiment, we have the same obligation as Christians. And we are — it is good to remember that the United States does not have a religious test, and we are a nation of many peoples of different faiths, which means that we show compassion to everybody. Those are the universal values we stand for. And that’s what my administration intends to stand for.”

    11/16/15 G20 Press Conference by President Obama — Antalya, Turkey

    • November 17, 2015

      Readout of the White House Call with Governors

      Today, the White House hosted a call with a bipartisan group of 34 governors from across the country to provide information about existing refugee admissions policies and security screening measures. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough led the call and was joined by Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; Mark Giuliano, Deputy Director of the FBI; and representatives from the National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Health and Human Services.

      The call lasted almost 90 minutes, including an extensive question and answer session among the governors and Administration officials. The officials briefed the governors on the rigorous screening and security vetting process that is required before a refugee is able to travel to the United States. Thirteen governors asked questions.

      The Administration officials reiterated what the President has made abundantly clear: that his top priority is the safety of the American people. That’s why, even as the United States accepts more refugees—including Syrians—we do so only after they undergo the most rigorous screening and security vetting of any category of traveler to the United States.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/17/readout-white-house-call-governors

    • Christian groups break with GOP over Syrian refugees

      Evangelical Christians, as well as Christians more broadly, are a core group in the Republican electoral base and are among the most passionate advocates for aiding refugees.

      11/17/15 06:24 PM EST By Nahal Toosi – politico

      Faith-based groups, who play a key role in resettling refugees to the United States, say they are dismayed by the wave of anti-refugee fervor set off by the Paris terrorist attacks and are urging supporters to contact elected officials on behalf of victims of the Syrian civil war.

      Evangelical Christians, as well as Christians more broadly, are a core group in the Republican electoral base and are among the most passionate advocates for aiding refugees.

      A push by Republican presidential candidates to ban Syrian refugees “does not reflect what we’ve been hearing from our constituencies, which are evangelical churches across the country,” said Jenny Yang, vice president for advocacy at World Relief, an evangelical organization that helps resettle refugees. “Most of the people have been saying we want to continue to work with refugees, that what happened in Paris … doesn’t reflect who refugees are.”

      Reports that a Syrian migrant may have played a role in last week’s attacks in Paris, which killed more than 130 people, have set off a GOP-led backlash over the Obama administration’s plans to admit 10,000

      Syrian refugees next year. More than half of U.S. governors have said they do not want Syrian refugees resettled in their states, while House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants a vote this week on GOP-drafted legislation to halt the administration’s plans.

      World Relief is one of nine groups, several of them faith-based, that help the U.S. resettle up to 70,000 refugees from around the world in the United States each year. Others include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Church World Service. Many other faith-based groups, including evangelical Christian organizations, also perform aid work overseas specifically aimed at refugees fleeing conflicts.

      Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/refugees-christians-215991

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