Addressing the Justice Academy of Turkey in Ankara, Erdogan said, “Currently, there are five permanent and ten non-permanent members. Do the latter have any authority whatsoever? None.”
He said that the council’s permanent members asked opinions of the non-permanent ones “just for the sake of it. But the non-permanent members have no effect on influencing the end result. This must change.”
The Security Council consists of 15 members, with Russia, the U.K., the U.S., France and China serving as the body’s five permanent members. The non-permanent members are elected for two-year terms by the U.N. General Assembly.
Erdogan also repeated his statement that “the world is bigger than five,” in reference to the Council’s permanent members who can veto any resolution…
And who should become a permanent member? India? Brazil? I suspect he thinking closer to home.