Partner country of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Turkey would like to become a full member announced its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, present at the last summit organized in Uzbekistan.
Following the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held on September 15 and 16 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed the will of his country, a partner of the organization, to become a full member as reported by the Tass agency.
As a reminder, the organization, whose members are China, Russia, India, Pakistan and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, was created in 2001 as a tool for political, economic and security cooperation competing Western organizations. Iran, then an observer member, signed a memorandum of membership in the organization at the summit.
“Now we will continue the process by carrying out the steps of this work. This is our goal,” he said when asked if Turkey was considering joining the organization.
The Turkish president added that the issue would be “on the agenda for discussions in India, who will chair the SCO in the coming period.” “With this initiative, our relations with the countries [membres de l’OCS] will be elevated to a completely different level,” he said.
More than 20 years after its creation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) benefits from a considerable geographical area and a phenomenal demographic weight representing nearly half of the world’s population. The organization is also an economic power with significant energy resources.