World Leaders Vow Vigorous Response After Paris Terror Attacks

World leaders gathered on the stage at the commencement of Antalya Summit. (Photo credits/@G20Turkey2015)

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) – World leaders are vowing a vigorous response to the Islamic State group’s terror attacks in Paris.

President Barack Obama calls the violence an “attack on the civilized world” and Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging “global efforts” to confront the threat.

The leaders are attending a two-day meeting of the 20 top industrial and economic powers in Turkey.

But beyond the tough talk and calls for action, there’s little indication of how leaders intend to escalate the assault on the extremist group. The attacks in the heart of Europe – combined with earlier incidents in Lebanon and Turkey, as well as the downing of a Russian airliner in Egypt – suggest the Islamic State militants are reaching beyond their base in Iraq and Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH’-jehp TY’-ihp UR’-doh-wahn), the summit host, has pledged that leaders at the Group of 20 would produce a “strong message” about fighting international terrorism, though he, too, did not spell out specific steps.

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