Turkish PM makes first trip to China in 27 years

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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  3. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    Maybe to handover some info about F-35 to them!! :p
     
  4. ejazr

    ejazr Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Well, you have to appreciate Chinese diplomacy.

    The Uighurs in China are Turkic and it is a very hot button issue in Turkish politics. Turks case less for Palestinians for example as compared to the Uighurs. Yet the Chinese have repeated opened up to Turkey, asked them to invest in East Turkistan and at the same time maintainig an iron hand policy in the region.

    Pertinent to note that the Turkish president visited India in 2010 and the last Indian PM level visit was in September 2003.
     
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    J20! Senior Member Senior Member

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    Building ties the world over is a smooth move.
     
  6. GromHellscream

    GromHellscream Regular Member

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    Turkey in Nato is just like the mice sh!t in the soup. Not a bad choice to take advantage of Turkish's ambitions in ME. That's all.
     
  7. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Looking at this, though it is smart of China to approach Turkey, Turks are unintentionally becoming the sri lanka of NATO with this card. This won't go down well with the NATO countries.
     
  8. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Turkey has been moving away from NATO and has picked up a fight with Israel. The visit has come 2 years later than expected. Turkey choosing the wrong side at the wrong time.
     

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