Turkey and China: A study in symmetry

Rosita Dellios, Nadir Kemal Yilmaz

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How symmetrical are Turkey and China despite the obvious differences in size and resources? And how are these reflected in their relations? The interface between symmetries and mutual relations is investigated through (1) economy and trade and (2) international relations. The best arena for developing closer relations is Eurasia, specifically through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The possibility of a Sino-Turkish axis of diplomacy would complement their wider security memberships and even bridge them. This represents a cooperative regional dynamic in which Turkey and China might participate more closely.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-30
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Asia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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