Turkey, the West and the rest
I have never been an enthusiastic supporter of Turkey’s EU membership due to various reasons, but if I knew that we would one day end up striving to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), I would have changed my mind. In his latest visit to Russia, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan jokingly repeated his wish to join the SCO. Indeed, unfortunately, the political climate, political norms and values in Turkey make it resemble more an SCO country than an EU member.
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