Many Uygurs who have fled China now live in Turkey, forming a powerful Muslim constituency Ankara must consider when dealing with Beijing. Photo AP

Turkey’s row with China over Uygurs unlikely to affect relations in long term, analysts say

  • Initial outcry from Ankara possibly driven by political pressure as elections loom in Eurasian country
  • Beijing does not want to alienate Turkey as it plays a key role in its ‘belt and road’ infrastructure development plan
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Many Uygurs who have fled China now live in Turkey, forming a powerful Muslim constituency Ankara must consider when dealing with Beijing. Photo AP
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