China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Turkey’s Middle Corridor: “Win-Win Cooperation”?

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Turkey’s Middle Corridor: “Win-Win Cooperation”?
Thursday 2 August 2018

CAIS research scholar, Xiaoli Guo, and Giray Fidan, Associate Professor of Translations Studies & Director of the Confucius Institute - Okan University have published an article in MEI on Turkey/China investment initiatives. They conclude: 'Turkey and China are continuing to work energetically with each other to enhance economic relations. To a large extent, the Middle Corridor Initiative has been broadly integrated with China’s BRI. It is certainly reasonable to expect that China-Turkey cooperation will remain robust since their rational and interest-based concerns that the growing salience of the Chinese market and influence and Turkey’s geopolitical position are critical elements for both to achieve the further intensification of cooperation. Yet, given that both states’ confidence in each other is building, how well and efficiently they will cooperate in the coming years remains to be seen.'

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