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Erdogan finds warm welcome, 'shared vision' in Beijing

Turkey and China put their differences aside at a summit to expand trade and investment, but Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur minority and competition over foreign markets still trouble the relationship.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 2, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS - RC14F48E3B00

ISTANBUL — Stronger cooperation between Turkey and China will boost global stability, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday during a visit to Beijing that comes as both nations’ relationships with the United States are tested over economic and diplomatic disputes.

Erdogan met Chinese President Xi Jinping following the G-20 summit in Japan, where the Turkish leader’s talks with US President Donald Trump failed to resolve a clash over Ankara’s purchase of Russian missiles that could incur painful US sanctions and has Washington worried its NATO partner is drifting away from the Western alliance.

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