Erdogan addressing his supporters in Ankara, during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the 2016 attempted coup against his rule (Photo by Umit Bektas / Reuters)

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the leaders of the BRICS nations, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to let his country join the association, the Hurriyet Daily News reported on Sunday.

“If you take us in the name of the platform would become BRICST, I said,” he told reporters in South Africa’s Johannesburg, where the BRICS leaders held a summit, on July 27.

The paper said, citing the Turkish leader, that his initiative was welcomed by the BRICS members.

“Especially China says that it stands in favor of enlargement. I have seen that they are considering involving other countries in this platform. They are not opposed to it,” he was quoted as saying. “We are in the G-20 with five of those countries. I wish they take the necessary steps to let us in and we take our place in the BRICS.”

The tenth BRICS summit was held in South Africa’s Johannesburg on July 25 through 27. The leaders discussed issues of strengthening multilateral ties and the organization’s role in ensuring peace and security. Erdogan was invited to the summit as the current chair in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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Palestinian
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Erdogan has ten faces and none of them are good !

Turkey has been an anti-Christian and anti-Arab country for hundreds of years.

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Poor BRICS.
NYT : “Turkey’s Economy Is So Hot That It May Face a Meltdown”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/business/turkey-economy-erdogan.html
Erdogan once said that the Nazi regime was an effective form of government…
Except that the loans Nazis took were “only” with 7% interests and it took to Germany until 2010 (or 2014) to repay these… Erdogan took loans with usury 18% interests…
China sees it very poorly too :
http://www.atimes.com/article/turkeys-economic-crisis-has-just-begun/?cn-reloaded=1
Meanwile, Turkey backstabbed or blackmailed all of her partners or tried to do so.

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He just wants to be on both sides of everything! They should say,”your welcome aslong as you drop nato .

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Should Turkey resign from being a member of NATO and join the BRICS would allow the OBOR a more secure secure footing. Otherwise, the contradiction of Turkey currently in NATO may be awkward say, when the USA or NATO make contradictory demands against any of the current BRICS or the associated OBOR project. The Russians could compensate Turkey by adding sales of their 4/5th generation fighter planes to their current S-400 missile sales.

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Turkey should be asked to leave Nato if it really wants to be a part of BRICS