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    Turkey to boost relations with China
    Updated: 2009-06-24 09:33
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    ANKARA: Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday he hoped his upcoming state visit to China will be a landmark in the Sino-Turkish relationship.
    Turkey expects to further cement relations with China in political and economic fields, as China is one of few countries with steady economic growth despite the global financial crisis, said Gul at a press conference at Ankara Esenboga Airport before departing for China.

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    The two countries have not fully discovered their potentials as each other's trade partner, as the Sino-Turkish trade volume exceeded US$17 billion last year but the Chinese investment in Turkey was not enough, Gul told reporters.
    Citing official figures, he said Turkey's annual investment in China reached 100 million dollars while China's yearly investment in Turkey was only 60 million dollars.
    There is a lot to do to increase China and Turkey's cooperation in investment, he noted.
    "Turkey attaches importance to its ties with China and I believe China also values our relations, which can be seen by the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao for me to visit his country," the president said.
    "I hope my visit to China will become a landmark in our relationship," he added.
    Gul said he will visit Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xi'an and Urumqi during the six-day visit starting from Wednesday and meet with Chinese leaders and businessmen.
    Turkey seeking new investment in China
    (China Daily)
    Updated: 2009-06-25 08:18
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    Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Beijing Wednesday at the start of a 6-day state visit to China.
    Gul will hold talks with President Hu Jintao and meet Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and Premier Wen Jiabao.

    Turkey's President Abdullah Gul (2nd L) is seen upon his arrival at Beijing Airport June 24, 2009. [Agencies]
    The Turkish president will also attend a Turkey-China business forum and visit Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xi'an and Urumqi.
    President Hu invited Gul for his first state visit since becoming Turkish president in 2007.
    Before his departure from the Turkish capital Ankara, Gul said he wants more cooperation with China at all levels, calling the countries "natural partners".
    Turkey and China are positioned to overcome challenges and pursue greater prosperity through cooperation, he said.

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    The countries can cooperate over international and regional problems, including the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and challenges in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Africa, Gul said.
    Turkey is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, while China is a permanent member. The Turkish UN ambassador chairs the UN sanctions committee on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
    "Cooperation between Turkey and China is of importance, not only to our countries, but also to the international community," Gul said.
    Turkey also values cooperation with China in the Group of 20 - an umbrella group for 20 wealthy and emerging economies tackling financial instability, economic slumps and job losses.
    "We believe that we need strong international action for the establishment of a new and fair international financial order," he noted.
    On the bilateral front, the president hopes to discuss trade, the economy, investment, energy and culture.
    Turkey also wants to develop trade and economic policies specific to China, said Gul, adding that a "fresh look" is needed in defining their economic relationship.
    Gul called for the revitalizing of the Silk Road, the 2,000-year-old trade route that connected China and Europe.
    Chinese figures show Sino-Turkish trade exceeded $12 billion in 2008, 13 times the 2001 level.
    China is Turkey's largest trading partner in East Asia, but Turkey is concerned about the large trade deficit, Gul said, as he urged more investment, tourism and business trips from China. He said he would like to see a Chinese buyers' delegation visit Turkey.

    No refuge for terrorists, says Turkey
    By Li Xiaokun (China Daily)
    Updated: 2009-06-26 08:09
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    Turkish president Abdullah Gul yesterday vowed not to let terrorist groups find refuge on Turkish soil, clarifying Ankara's stance on Turkish-speaking groups that fled Xinjiang bound for his country.

    President Hu Jintao shakes hands with visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Beijing, June 25, 2009. [Xinhua]
    Gul made the remarks during an hour-long talk with President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People.
    It was his first visit to China since coming to office in 2007.
    "Gul said Turkey is resolutely against terrorism, does not allow any terrorist organization in Turkey and would like to strengthen anti-terror cooperation with China," said a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry after the meeting. "He reiterated that Turkey resolutely adheres to the one-China policy."
    In the northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang - which is home to almost 11 million people from ethnic minorities, including Uygurs, Mongolians and Huis - some Turkish-speaking Uygur separatist groups have called for a theocratic "East Turkistan Islamic State".
    The organizations have resorted to terrorism and some perpetrators are believed to have fled to Turkey.
    On Aug 4, 2008, four days before the start of the Beijing Olympics, an attack took the lives of 17 people and injured 15 in Kashgar, Xinjiang.
    Six days later, explosions in supermarkets, hotels and government buildings rocked the region's Kuqa county, killing two and injuring five.
    This year, the East Turkistan Islamic Movement, one of the major terrorist groups in the region, warned of attacks in Beijing and neighboring regions around the nation's 60th anniversary on Oct 1.

    China's President Hu Jintao (R) shows the way to Turkey's President Abdullah Gul during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 25, 2009. [Agencies]

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    "This is possibly the first time for a Turkish leader to make such a clear statement on terrorist movements here and, of course, China welcomes that. It will warn terrorists who intend to flee to Turkey," said Yang Shu, head of the Institute of Central Asia studies with Lanzhou University. His university is based in Gansu province, which borders Xinjiang.
    "But Gul's remarks cannot be translated to mean the Turkish government will oppose separatists from Xinjiang because many of these separatists don't resort to terrorist moves and hence can live there legally."
    The Foreign Ministry press release said Hu suggested the two nations perfect their dialogue mechanism on security issues and take "more forceful" measures to combat terrorism, separatism, extremism, and trans-state organized crime.
    The presidents yesterday also officiated at the signing ceremony of a series of cooperation documents, including a memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation.
    The Export-Import Bank of China also signed a $500 million framework agreement on a line of credit to help finance Turk Telecom. The lender also reached agreements with two Turkish banks, each worth $100 million.
    The Turkish Daily Referans reported before the visit that Gul's trip was aimed at strengthening the image of Turkish products and its market in China.

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    It is so funny!. Now, Turkish bastard start to suck chinks' tiny peenut. No good......

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