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Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Eyes Closer Trade, Political Ties With China

Visiting Türkiye Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on June 4, 2024. Image via Xinhua.

Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan traveled to the western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the latest stop in a three-day tour of China and the first by a senior Turkish official since 2012.

Fidan arrived in the capital, Urumqi, and then traveled on to Kashgar for a highly choreographed tour that skirted any hint of controversy related to sensitive human rights issues for the region’s Uyghur population.

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