Did U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Turkey cast a shadow over the Second Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations held last weekend in Istanbul? I think it sure did. As he prepared both for the forum and for the co-chairs summit between Turkey and Spain before the forum, Spanish Ambassador to Ankara Joan Clos shared concerns that the meeting could "become of secondary importance" because of Obama’s visit.
The G20 summit was created to bring world leaders together in London. The widespread opinion is that the expected has happened.