NEW DELHI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today called for reforms in the United Nations Security Council as he supported India's bid for a permanent seat in the exclusive body.
"India, with a population of 1.3 billion is not a part of the UNSC. Over 1.7 billion people live in the Islamic world but they too are not a part of the UNSC. This is not a healthy sign," Erdogan said here.
The Turkish leader said one cannot expect the UN Security Council to dispense justice without more representation. The membership in the body should be on a rotational basis with 20 to 30 countries holding the mantle at a time, he said.
Erdogan, who is on a two-day visit to India, was speaking at the Jamia Millia Islamia University where he was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree.