Turkey stands for the abolition of the right of veto in the UN Security Council, which Russia has

Russia, as a permanent member of the Security Council, can veto the decisions of this UN body, which are aimed at counteracting its own crimes.

Turkey stands for the abolition of the right of veto in the UN Security Council / twitter.com/UKRinUN
Turkey stands for the abolition of the right of veto in the UN Security Council / twitter.com/UKRinUN

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that his country is in favor of abolishing the right of veto in the UN Security Council system.  

The Turkish state agency Anadolu writes about this .

According to Cavusoglu, more and more politicians say that “the world is more than five permanent members of the UN Security Council.” He is convinced that the current session of the UN General Assembly has proved that the call of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reform the organization is supported by more and more countries.

In his opinion, a replacement for the right of veto could be the introduction of decision-making by majority vote. The main thing should be to ensure maximum coverage and fairness, the head of the Foreign Ministry is convinced.

Commenting on the announcement in Russia, which is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, of partial mobilization, Cavusoglu stressed that this decision does not bring the war in Ukraine closer to an end.

“We are in favor of dialogue and negotiations with the participation of the presidents of the two countries. The negative impact of the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine is experienced by everyone and in all areas,” he said.

(C)UNIAN 2022

5 comments

    • I don’t think taking the veto from the other 4 is fair though. Why should one country that pays for 29% of the UN operations get the same vote as another country that pays practically nothing? The problem is one nazi country

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      • I think it is really tricky. I think veto power is powerful because it makes the UN a useless organisation.

        But giving all countries equal voting rights is also unfair as, like you said, some pay more and even more important: they have a lot more inhabitants. It is a bit weird if Vatican City has the same voting rights as the U.S.

        But if it will be dependent on inhabitants China and India will rule 1/3 of the UN.

        Europe and the U.S. would not have anything to say.

        But making it dependent on money will also be problematic in the long run, as it would allow China to buy influence and also Arab countries could do the same.

        And then Eastern European countries wouldn’t have anything to say, as well as Africa.

        You could take purchasing power of a country into account, but this would favour undemocratic countries.

        Still Russia is over-represented as it doesn’t pay, and doesn’t have a lot of inhabitants.

        I think any system would lead to a shitshow however, as most countries are undemocratic and most people live in undemocratic countries.

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        • Years ago I suggested using the legal term “conflict of interest” on the UNSC by refusing countries the right to veto if there was a conflict of interest like Russia’s illegal occupation in Ukraine. Obviously they wouldn’t like a UN resolution of condemnation and so forth.
          Another method was floated around a few weeks ago that would require the country vetoing to come before the General Assembly and defend their veto and have the GA approve or reject the veto.
          This is allowed in the USA too to override a presidential veto if their is a 2/3 vote.

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