Speaking at a dinner organized for the participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Davutoğlu said on Thursday that the UN is an institution that was established after World War ll and needs to be reformed according to today’s world. He gave the examples of the Palestine-Israel conflict and the crisis in Syria, saying that these conflicts are unresolved due to the veto powers of the five permanent members. He added that Turkey doesn’t have any problems with the five permanent member states of the UNSC but that it is not right that only these five permanent member states can decide what will happen concerning a major crisis in the world. Davutoğlu stated that the UNSC is responsible for maintaining global order and should therefore be more inclusive, citing the lack of representation of an African country or a Muslim country in the permanent five.
The idea of reforming the UNSC was first brought up by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last year. Erdoğan said that the UNSC should be a more inclusive body, criticized the veto powers and also called for the establishment of an international crisis management mechanism at the UN. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Yeni Safak)