Turkey announces bid for UN Security Council seat in 2015-2016

Turkey announced on Wednesday that it is seeking a new term at the UN Security Council, declaring its candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the influential body for 2015-2016.

“Turkey is determined to increase its contributions to international peace, security, stability and prosperity, as well as to further its efforts towards strengthening fundamental principles and values such as human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Thus, Turkey is announcing its candidacy for non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council for the years 2015-2016,” a statement from the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday morning.

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