Turkey will chair the U.N. Security Council from Sept. 1, the Turkish Haberturk website reported today. The chairmanship will move from Russia to Turkey.
Turkey was elected as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council for two years in 2009. The country has already led the council for one term.
Turkey's chairmanship coincides with the Sixty-Fifth Annual Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 20- 22.
A delegation of senior Turkish officials led by President Abdullah Gul and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will leave for New York in mid-September to conduct bilateral and multilateral talks within the framework of the country's participation in the session.