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

Source:South China Morning Post Date:16Feb2019

Turkey is in an economic crisis where food prices have hit a 20-year high because of inflation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, which has dominated Turkish politics since 2002, risks losing large cities including the capital, Ankara.

Both Colakoglu and Guo believe the Erdogan government is trying to win votes for the election, while the opposition has campaigned in support of China’s Turkic Muslim minorities.