Stratrisks: “The Turkish government got a big slap in the face last week when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council seat. In effect, the international community was rejecting Turkey’s hostile policies both at home and abroad. Why did Turkey lose in 2014 more than half the 151 votes it received in its successful bid for a Security Council seat in 2008?
The vigorous campaign by a large number of countries against Turkey’s membership: Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, among others.”
Opinion: Actually, I’m surprised. Recip Erdogan has gone out of his way to disparage the Jewish state since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. And the UN never misses a chance to call for resolutions against Israel.
Turkey has a date with Bible prophecy in the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:6) and breaking ranks with the UN and joining the Russia/China Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) would be a better fit.