Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked the BRICS leaders to take the necessary steps so that Turkey may join the global development association.

Ankara already is a member of the G-20, with five of those leading countries. Erdogan wishes they would take the necessary steps to let Turkey in and participate in BRICS.

The so-called BRICS countries-that is, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, are completing their 10th summit today in Johannesburg. All of the countries are represented by their heads of state and they met to discuss international peace and security, global governance, and trade.

Erdogan also reportedly added that his suggestion had been welcomed by the BRICS member-states, especially China. According to the Turkish president, the BRICS members have been considering involving other countries in the group.

If the economic welfare organization takes Turkey in the platform would become BRICST,” Erdogan added. The Turkish president attended the 10th BRICS summit, which was held earlier this week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The BRICS group is now comprised of five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Development News 2018.

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