Turkey faces the risk of having no representative present during crucial voting to elect the non-permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, scheduled in October. Turkey's permanent representative for the U.N. in New York, Baki Ilkin, will retire just three days before the vote.
Ilkin, born in Oct. 3, 1943, will reach
Even as the replacement of Ilkin with current Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ertugrul Apakan is widely spoken in the capital
The Foreign Ministry is working on new formulas to solve the bottleneck regarding the issue. One possible solution being voiced is to promote Ilkin as a "coordinator" to the same role through a special government decree.