Tag: SCO

  • Russia’s Chelyabinsk hosted the II Forum of the Heads of Regions of the SCO Member States

    On Septemper 29, Chelyabinsk, a Russian city in the South Urals has become a platform for hosting the II Forum of the Heads of Regions of the SCO Member States. The decision was made after the Declaration at the XX Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe was signed. The Forum’s Plenary session was […]

  • Turkey becomes partner of China, Russia-led security bloc

    Turkey’s PM Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the Global Alcohol Policy Symposium in Istanbul (MURAD SEZER, REUTERS / April 26, 2013) ALMATY (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a “dialogue partner” of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia. “This is really a historic […]

  • Turkey Threatens To Go Its Way If EU Accession Further Delayed

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says that his country’s membership in the European Union is a strategic goal but Turkey could abandon this goal if the 27-nation bloc refuses “to unblock its path for entry.” “If the EU clears our way [for membership], we would welcome it, as the EU [membership] is our strategic goal. […]

  • Shanghai Blues, the European Union and John Kerry’s Turkey Visit

    Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Europe and Turkey at a time when EU-Turkish relations are at a stalemate and in desperate need of revival. U.S. efforts will be critical to breaking the stalemate at a time when Turkey out of frustration is actively looking for alternatives including the idea of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The U.S. could […]

  • Would Turkey in the Shanghai Co-op Cause a Global Power Shift?

    By Jeff Uscher, Contributing Writer, Money Morning – February 15, 2013 Is Turkey about to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)? After years of delay on its application to join the European Union (EU) as a full member, Turkey has made overtures to the SCO as an alternative to the EU. Turkish Prime Minister Recep […]