Leaders of Turkic Council countries met in Istanbul this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Leaders of Turkic Council countries met in Istanbul this month. Photo: EPA-EFE

Why China, Russia ‘should keep a close eye’ on upgraded Turkic Council

  • The group of Turkic-speaking countries, renamed the Organisation of Turkic States, says it wants to boost security cooperation and promote trade
  • Turkey’s active role could allow Central Asian nations to balance their reliance on China and Russia, experts say

Topic |   Central Asia
Leaders of Turkic Council countries met in Istanbul this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Leaders of Turkic Council countries met in Istanbul this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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