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Turkey: Erdogan Renews Bid to Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization

On 20 November President Erdogan reasserted the possibility of Turkey joining the SCO during a stop in Uzbekistan on the return from his visit to Pakistan. Accompanied by Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar and National Intelligence Organization (MIT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, Erdogan noted, “Turkey should be relaxed and calm about the EU and not be obsessed with joining it. Why can’t Turkey be in the Shanghai Five?”


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