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Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State

With few friends left in the West, Ankara is counting on Beijing for help.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to send shockwaves to Beijing with his outspoken support of China’s Uighur minority, a predominantly Turkic-speaking Muslim group…

  • Ayca Alemdaroglu, Sultan Tepe
  • FP

“The incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide,” Erdogan said in 2009, when he was prime minister.

And it wasn’t just empty words:

Turkey has been a safe haven for Uighurs fleeing persecution ever since the Chinese Communist Party took control of Xinjiang in 1949 and hosts one of the…

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