Turkey-China relations

Shazad Shafqat in atimes.com, ‘Turkey appears to have forged an epic bilateral security agreement with China. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, briefed reporters in Beijing on Thursday while on a state visit to China. He categorically stated that any security threat to China would be regarded as a threat to Turkey. Now, that’s what you call geopolitics at its very best . . . Turkey has also agreed to designate the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as an international terrorist group. The movement is run primarily by Uyghur separatists who have established ties with al-Qaeda. Moreover, despite the Turkish affinity with the Uyghur community, the Turkish government is eyeing restricting negative reporting on this issue, just to appease the Chinese.
Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, stated during the joint press conference that “deepening our collaboration on anti-terror and security is the most central part” of China’s relationship with Turkey. But hang on. Turkey, China and counterterrorism cooperation – can all of this co-exist?’ click here.