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Turkey's Erdogan targets joining China-led SCO: media

Ankara is currently 'dialogue partner' of grouping that includes Russia and India

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Sept. 16.    © Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -- President Tayyip Erdogan said he was targeting membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for NATO-member Turkey, broadcaster NTV and other media said on Saturday.

He was speaking to reporters after attending the SCO summit in Uzbekistan before heading to the United States.

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