Moscow responds to Ankara's call for creation of alternative international mechanism
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday responded to Turkish Presidency's call for creating a mechanism alternative to the UN Security Council, saying that the Security Council is "still the only and undisputed mechanism" concerning international issues.
Turkish presidential spokesperson Fahrettin Altun recently said Turkey is preparing to create a new international structure. The spokesman said this is because the UN Security Council "and similar international structures are unable to solve global problems in full and have even begun to deepen them and lead to crises."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been proposing a change in the current structure of the 5-permanent member Security Council, insisting that it should be replaced by one with 20 permanent members.
Peskov told reporters, in response to Erdogan and Altun's calls:
"We believe that the system of the United Nations, despite its ineffectiveness in the most vital global issues, continues to represent the only and undisputed international mechanism. This system is the fruit of many complex agreements and a consensus reached in the past. An initiative like the one proposed by Turkey at least requires to be based on a similar consensus."