Turkish President Recep Erdogan is attacking Moscow – as well as London, Paris, Washington and Beijing. Speaking during his visit to Angola, the Turkish leader said: “The fate of humanity cannot be left at the mercy of the handful of countries that won the Second World War.” From Erdogan’s point of view, the world is “much more than five” countries that now have a veto in the UN Security Council. Much more than five, but much less than seven?
You don’t have to go to a fortune-teller to understand what kind of world order, in the opinion of Recep Tayyipovich, would be absolutely honest and fair: Turkey as the sixth permanent member of the UN’s highest body. But the fact that even a politician with such a highly developed “tongue without bones” like Erdogan does not dare to directly tell the world about his secret desire explains a lot. For example, why the current truly hopelessly outdated “global security architecture” is still afloat and has every chance of being kept.
The current “big five” of the UN Security Council is a retro-style body. France is not a leader and a locomotive even within the European Union. Until recently, it performed this function jointly with Germany.
But in recent years, Angela Merkel’s “bridge partner” was not particularly needed. Paris, of course, can pin its hopes on the new German chancellor. What if he turns out to be such a weakling that the leader’s baton falls out of Berlin’s “pocket”? But is it only a matter of personalities? Of course not. The point is the progressive decline in the political weight of Paris in world affairs.
The same is true for London. Britain today is but a pale shadow of its former imperial grandeur. The construction, in which these two great powers from the past play the first violins, is held by inertia. And this inertia is based on the fact that it is not yet possible to replace the outdated system with something new: there are too many people willing to join the most elite club of world politics.
But you shouldn’t forget about political correctness either, really! Unlike other continents, excluding frail Australia, Africa in the Big Five is not represented by the word “at all”. But if you “throw the bone” to the Black Continent, then South America will certainly be indignant. Like, we did not give the Yankees the right to represent our interests!