China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters
China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters

China shuts Turkey consulate in wake of Uygur row

  • Izmir mission closed down for ‘efficiency’
  • Decision follows war of words between Beijing and Ankara over treatment of Muslim minority population in Xinjiang

Topic |   Turkey
China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters
China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters
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