Turkey looks east, after failed attempts to join EU
During his visit to Russia, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his desire for Turkey to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The first time he uttered that desire it was largely played down. But its repetition suggests that the matter is serious and that the prime minister is genuinely yearning to join this particular club.
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