President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t agree with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s opinion that the fate of mankind currently depends on a narrow circle of countries that won WWII and are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
Putin added that he understands the reasons for Erdogan’s statement. “Apparently, Erdogan believes Turkey can also be a member state of the United Nations Security Council. However, Russia is not going to solve that issue. It needs to be solved through consensus and when such issues are defined and ultimately solved,” Putin stated, TASS reports.
According to him, Erdogan is right that there used to be a certain ratio of forces after WWII and now it is changing. “We need to think about how we can make this organization [the United Nations-ed.] more balanced, especially since, in this sense, Erdogan is right that it emerged after WWII when there was a certain ratio of forces,” Putin said, RIA Novosti reports.