With the group expected to grow for the second time in as many years, the BRICS 2024 expansion could welcome the first NATO member into the alliance. Indeed, the bloc may be set to bring a key member of the military collective into the economic grouping.

With more than 30 nations interested in joining the group, BRICS 2024 expansion could see the bloc add its first NATO member. Indeed, Turkey has been vocal about wanting to be part of the alliance. The country is one of the Security Council’s 32 nations, joining in 1952, according to the official NATO website.

“We would like to become a member of BRICS,” Turkey Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan told Chinese media earlier this year during a visit to the country. “Let’s see what we can achieve this year,”