China plays economy card in Uighur dispute

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:04Mar2019

Turkey will put economic ties with China if it keeps criticizing Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, China’s envoy to Ankara said, in an apparent threat against Turkey’s international stance on the issue.

“There may be disagreements or misunderstandings between friends but we should solve them through dialogue. Criticizing your friend publicly everywhere is not a constructive approach,” said Deng Li, Beijing’s top diplomat to Ankara.