Erdogan said that he discussed Turkey’s accession to SCO
ANKARA, 20 Nov — RIA Novosti. EU membership is not Turkey’s only option, Ankara is considering the issue of joining the Shanghai cooperation organization, said the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, quoted by the Sabah newspaper.
He added that he discussed this issue with the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan. In his view, Turkey’s participation in the SCO gives it more freedom of action.
Relations with Russia, the Turkish leader called good, although “all at once may not turn out”. He spoke about the upcoming contacts at the highest level: 5-6 December, the Prime Minister of Turkey will pay a visit to Russia, and in the first quarter of 2017 will host Russian-Turkish cooperation Council at the highest level.