"Turkey Seeks More Responsibility in Global Politics
Contributed by Cenk Sidar:
In July 2003, Turkey announced its candidacy for one of the non-permanent seats allocated to the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) at the United Nations Security Council for the term 2009-2010. The voting will take place on October 16 2008 during the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The first and last time Turkey served at the Security Council was almost 50 years ago when Turkey shared a two-year term with Poland in 1960. At the dawn of the 21st century, Turkey seeks greater responsibility within the global community and will compete with Iceland and Austria for one of the two seats allocated to the WEOG at the Security Council."
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