Gulf Today Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China on Wednesday having secured Nato's backing for Ankara's fight against Daesh, but facing tensions with Beijing over China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority. via Agence France-Presse
'Ankara is expanding a cross-border campaign against the Daesh in Syria,
and also attacking positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party
(PKK) in northern Iraq after deadly attacks inside Turkey.
same time China blames separatists for violence in the Uighur homeland
of Xinjiang, while Turkey has repeatedly expressed concerns about
Beijing's treatment of the minority, who speak a Turkic language.
— who meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday — in 2009 accused
Beijing of “genocide” in the region, and the gap between Chinese and
Turkish views of the Uighurs are likely to complicate the discussions.
engaged in a public spat this year over Uighurs who fled China to seek
refuge in Thailand, with Turkey offering them shelter against Beijing's