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Zuzana Brixiova

G20 Development Agenda gains momentum under the Turkish Presidency

It has sometimes been said, unkindly, especially as memory of the G20’s contribution to resolving the global financial crisis recedes into the past, that close to 15 years since its establishment, the G20 is still a movement in search of a cause. The argument continues that the G20 is mainly a means for middling powers to exercise some global influence, while the annual attention paid them during their presidencies lasts. The last couple of years have seen Mexico, Russia, Australia and Turkey take the reins of this far-flung organization.