Turkey to 'display fair, objective attitude' if elected to UNSC

The Turkish minister for the EU affairs said Turkey would be pro-active and develop objective policies if it is elected to the U.N. Security Council.

Turkey to 'display fair, objective attitude' if elected to UNSC

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's EU minister assured that Turkey would display a fair and objective attitude if it is elected to the U.N. Security Council for the 2015 and 2016 term.

"Turkey splits in opinions on Syria and Egypt with some Arab countries...but it does not mean that these countries will object to Turkey's non-permanent membership to the U.N. Security Council," Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a meeting with Kamal Malhotra, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representative in Turkey.

"It is up to them to support Turkey," he added referring to the countries which Turkey disagrees on the issues concerning Syria and Egypt.

Cavusoglu said that Turkey would be pro-active and develop objective policies if elected.

Turkey served as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council in 2009 and 2010.

The five permanent members of the council are; U.K. U.S., China, France, Russia. Ten non-permanent members are elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms starting on 1 January, with five replaced each year.

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