Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, August 24, 2015. Turkey and the United States will soon launch "comprehensive" air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey, Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday. To match Interview MIDEAST-CRISIS/TURKEY REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX1PFIV

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu pledged security cooperation with China, adding that it treats China’s security as its own, at a press conference held alongside his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, in Beijing, Thursday.

Cavusoglu noted that Ankara would “treat threats to China’s security as threats to ourselves” and that it would not allow “any anti-China activity inside Turkey or territory controlled by Turkey.”

Commenting on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement that the US would like dialogue with Pyongyang “at some point”, Wang expressed support for it, adding that Beijing hopes the US “can put the ‘Four Nos’ principle into an actual policy towards North Korea.”

The Chinese foreign minister went on to say that Beijing “explicitly disagrees with North Korea’s recent move to launch ballistic missiles. Meanwhile, we appeal that the relevant sides don’t take any action that could escalate the situation on the peninsula.”

Cavusoglu is visiting China en route to the Philippines, where he is due to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila.

Earlier in the week, following Pyongyang’s test of its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Tillerson stated that Washington did not seek a regime change in North Korea and that it would attempt to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme through peaceful pressure.

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Assad must stay
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that it would not allow “any anti-China activity inside Turkey or territory controlled by Turkey.

Like in Aleppo, everything was looted and sold in Turkey. Will Turkey protect/no endanger the chinese investments ?

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Poor NATO, just a hull left.

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Whatabout Turkey’s backing Uyghur shitlamists in China?

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All these Uighurs , more than 10.000 in Idlib , having expelled Syrians from their homes , have come by themselves??? Turkey was deeply involved through their MIT in training them , in order to return to Xinjang and commit terror, mass knife attacks , blind bombings , etc. They were offered a place of exile in Turkey , in exchange of being regularly recruited and abused as cannon-fodder. Exactly like the Tibetan Kambha tribe in the 50’s in the US, Colorado.

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