Turkey seeks to bolster global influence with G20 role

November 13, 2014 3:00 PM

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Turkey seeks to bolster global influence with G20 role

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey aims to use its approaching presidency of the G20 to promote its image as a global economic power and alleviate a sense of a country increasingly isolated on the world stage and buffeted by conflict on its southern frontiers.

Ankara takes over the G20 presidency in December, its relations with Washington and Europe strained by its reluctance to take a frontline role against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power has also raised concern in Europe and the United State...

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