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Saturday, July 28, 2012

''Turkey seeks SCO membership''

From Indian Punchline
By MK Bhadrakumar

''During an interview with the popular Istanbul-based news channel 24 TV on Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan inter alia disclosed that Turkey is seeking membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It was only at the recent SCO summit at Beijing in June that Turkey became a ‘Dialogue Partner’. The induction as ‘Dialogue Partner’ was apparently at China’s initiative. In his interview, Erdogan said during his visit to Moscow earlier this month, he solicited support from President Vladimir Putin for the Turkish move.''

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