Discussion Paper | May 05, 2008

Bridging the sincerity gap: A case for Turkey's bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council

With much of the Council’s resources committed to the Middle East, the Council would be wise to bring Turkey into the leadership fold.

The conflict zones it works in are as politicized as its process of appointing its members. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has entered an election year and will decide which states are best fit to be non-permanent members for the 2009-2010 term. Turkey is bidding for a seat in the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) along with Austria and Iceland.