Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey’s current foreign policy is marked by a multidimensional and proactive stance with an emphasis on economic relations both at a bilateral and multilateral level. An important component of this new paradigm is improving relations with hitherto neglected regions, and China is in this sense one of the countries that has begun to loom large in Turkey’s foreign policy vision. This essay focuses on the economic relations between the two countries and suggests that four questions need to be addressed if Turkey is to develop its relations with China in a way that is not only beneficial but also sustainable and progressive in the long term. The essay concludes that there is evidence of progress in all of four areas, albeit some distance to go. 

 

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Altay Atlı
Altay Atlı
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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