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India Today - - UPFRONT -

“In­dia, with a pop­u­la­tion of 1.3 bil­lion, is not a part of the UNSC. Over 1.7 bil­lion peo­ple live in the Is­lamic world but they too are not a part of the UNSC. This is not a healthy sign.”

The Turk­ish pres­i­dent RE­CEP TAYYIP ER­DO­GAN found him­self on safe, in­con­tro­vert­ibly pop­u­lar ground by ex­press­ing sup­port for In­dia’s de­sire to be part of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil. But there was a re­minder that Turkey too may have am­bi­tions to be a global power, as in­di­cated by Er­do­gan’s much less well-re­ceived sug­ges­tion that Turkey could help me­di­ate between In­dia and Pak­istan on Kash­mir.

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