Turkey wants to join BRICS

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on leaders of BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to allow Turkey's accession to the group.

He said the name of the group would then be changed into BRICST. According to Erdogan, the suggestion was warmly welcomed by the member states, especially by China. He reportedly said that the BRICS members had been considering adding other nations in the group. Analysts said the Turkish President's suggestion reflects Turkey's external policy of diversification in the context of its delayed membership with the EU.

Source: VOV5