Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, expressed on Sunday that Turkey would take pride in seeing a country like India secure a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Erdogan also voiced his belief that all non-P5 nations should be given the chance to serve on the Security Council on a rotational basis.
In response to a question at a media briefing, he referred to the P5 or the five permanent members of the Security Council – China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US, and stated that the “world is bigger and larger than five”.
“We would take pride in seeing a country like India secure a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. As you know, the world is bigger and larger than five,” he said.
He further clarified his statement by saying, “What we mean is that it’s not only about the US, the UK, France, China and Russia. We don’t want to have just these five countries in the Security Council,” he said.