Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Lavrov: Iran ready to become SCO member

Lavrov: Iran ready to become SCO member

Iran now fully matches the criteria of Shanghai Cooperation Organization membership, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following a meeting of the SCO foreign ministers. "Iran is next in line (for SCO …

Understanding Trexit: What Brexit means for Turkey?

Understanding Trexit: What Brexit means for Turkey?

Brexit will throw up many challenges for the UK’s trade with Turkey

The Real Reason The U.S. Has Been Keen to Blame Russia for Everything – Gold

The Real Reason The U.S. Has Been Keen to Blame Russia for Everything – Gold

China and Russia have the gold, the U.S. has debt

SCO countries discuss military cooperation

SCO countries discuss military cooperation

Defense Ministries of member states the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) discussed future cooperation in 2018-2019, the Kazakh Defense Ministry said. The main topics of the agenda were the forthcoming meeting of SCO Defense …

Vladimir Zakharov, #039North-South#039 to solve regional problems of road junctions

Vladimir Zakharov, "'North-South' to solve regional problems of road junctions"

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Nazarbayev invited to OEC summit in Pakistan

Nazarbayev invited to OEC summit in Pakistan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif discussed bilateral relations during a telephone conversation, the press service of the Kazakh president …

Andrei Baklanov: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana is new chance for peace in Syria

Andrei Baklanov: "Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana is new chance for peace in Syria"

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called the preparing meeting on the Inter-Syrian settlement between Damascus and the opposition in Astana "a new milestone on the way towards peace in Syria"

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Turkey yet to apply for SCO membership

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Turkey yet to apply for SCO membership

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has not received an official application from Turkey to join the organization, the Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov said. "It’s Turkey’s decision, but …

Kyrgyzstan backs Iran’s joining SCO

Kyrgyzstan backs Iran’s joining SCO

Kyrgyzstan backs Iran’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said in a joint press conference with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Bishkek. “Kyrgyzstan’s view …

Turkey#039s economic turn to the East

Turkey's economic turn to the East

Growing economic pressures are pushing Turkey towards China and Russia

SCO recognizes referendum in Kyrgyzstan as democratic

SCO recognizes referendum in Kyrgyzstan as democratic

SCO Deputy Secretary General Wang Kaiwen said that the organization's observer mission did not receive any complaints during the constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan held yesterday. "The referendum has been …

SCO and BRICS to support small business

SCO and BRICS to support small business

On December 1-2, Ufa hosted the Second Small Business Forum of the SCO and BRICS Regions. The participants were the Russian regions, the leading SMEs of the SCO and BRICS member states, and young entrepreneurs. The forum discussed …

Is Turkey all talk, or will it split from the West, NATO?

Is Turkey all talk, or will it split from the West, NATO?

Turkey will leave NATO in the foreseeable future, because SCO doesn’t have the structure that can be an alternative to NATO

Gap of alienation between Turkey and Europe is growing

Gap of alienation between Turkey and Europe is growing

Has Turkey an alternative to EU and how perspective is the policy of Ankara's rapprochement with Moscow and Beijing

Russian troops arrive in China in SCO exercises

Russian troops arrive in China in SCO exercises

Units of the Russian special forces and the mountain shooters arrived in China to participate in joint military exercises within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the representative of the Central Military District, …

Turkmenistan wants to cooperate with SCO in transport sphere

Turkmenistan wants to cooperate with SCO in transport sphere

Turkmenistan is interested in the development of partnership with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in transport sphere,President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said after the meeting with Secretary General …

Turkey to chair presidency of SCO Energy Club

Turkey to chair presidency of SCO Energy Club

Turkey will chair the 2017 presidency of the Energy Club of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), making it the first non-member country to do so, Turkish Energy Ministry announced. Turkey's nomination to the chair comes …

SCO official: Russia can cope with any sanctions

SCO official: Russia can cope with any sanctions

Russia will cope with any sanctions, the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Rashid Alimov, said. He stressed that the policy of sanctions was doomed and it was wielding impact on the …

SCO interested in cooperation with UN

SCO interested in cooperation with UN

Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Rashid Alimov, said at the General Assembly that synergies of multifaceted cooperation between his organization and the United Nations would help …

Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU

Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU

Mr Erdogan said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Beijing ready to consider Turkey in SCO

Beijing ready to consider Turkey in SCO

China is willing to consider any application from Turkey to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. He noted that Turkey is already a dialogue partner …

Russian Foreign Ministry: no Turkey’s official bid for joining SCO so far

Russian Foreign Ministry: no Turkey’s official bid for joining SCO so far

Turkey has not so far submitted an official application for joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russia's special presidential envoy to the security bloc, Bakhtier Khakimov, said, commenting on the statement …

Will Turkey join SCO instead of EU?

Will Turkey join SCO instead of EU?

The EU membership is not the only option for Turkey, the country's leadership discusses possible accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) with Russian President Valdimir Putin and Kazakhstan’s leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday

Erdogan points SCO out as the alternative for EU

Erdogan points SCO out as the alternative for EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey is not constrained to the EU, and that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) could also be an option for Turkey, Daily Sabah reports. On his return …

Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza on SCO future

Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza on SCO future

Further expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is one of the most topical instruments to enhance the role and influence of this regional structure, as well as increase its political and economic potential, the official …

Final documents signed at SCO summit

Final documents signed at SCO summit

The heads of governments of the SCO member states today have endorsed 11 documents in Bishkek. The organization’s budget for 2017, the report on implementation of the comprehensive commercial and economic cooperation …

SCO: heading for expansion and stability

SCO: heading for expansion and stability

More and more countries are willing to enter the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which indicates the growing authority of the organization, the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said at the session of the …

SCO summit opens in Bishkek

SCO summit opens in Bishkek

The session of the Council of heads of governments of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries opened in Bishkek, the press-service of Russia's Cabinet said. "At the session, the main focus will be on prospects …

Russian UN Envoy: no obstacles left for Iran to become SCO member

Russian UN Envoy: no obstacles left for Iran to become SCO member

There are no obstacles to Iran becoming a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) after its nuclear issue was resolved, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said, Sputnik reports. On …

Russia takes over UN Security Council presidency

Russia takes over UN Security Council presidency

On October 1, Russia took over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council. The first session of the UN Security Council (UNSC) under Russia' rotating presidency is due to be held on October 3, when the work program for the month will be agreed upon...