Turkish President Erdogan Supports India’s Bid for Permanent UN Security Council Seat
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday expressed his support for India’s bid to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Erdogan made the remarks during a media briefing in Ankara, in response to a question about the expansion of the UNSC. He said that the world is “bigger and larger than five,” referring to the five current permanent members of the Council: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
“We would be proud if a country like India became a permanent member of the UN Security Council,” Erdogan said. “We believe that India has the necessary capabilities and experience to play a constructive role in maintaining international peace and security.”
Erdogan also said that he supports the idea of rotating seats on the UNSC for non-permanent members. This would give more countries a chance to participate in the Council’s work and help to make it more representative of the global community.
India has been a vocal supporter of UNSC reform for many years. In 2005, it submitted a formal application for permanent membership of the Council. However, the proposal has been met with resistance from some countries, including the United States.
Despite the challenges, India remains committed to its bid for permanent UNSC membership. The country’s leaders believe that it is a matter of national interest and that it would play a positive role in promoting global peace and security.
Erdogan’s comments are a boost for India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership. They also reflect the growing support for UNSC reform among many countries. It remains to be seen whether the Council will be reformed in the near future, but Erdogan’s remarks are a sign that there is momentum behind the idea.
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