BEIJING, July 29 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for talks in Beijing on Wednesday, a day after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants.
Ankara is expanding a cross-border campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, and also attacking positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq after deadly attacks inside Turkey.
Xi welcomed Erdogan outside Beijing's Great Hall of the People where the two leaders inspected a military honour guard before entering the ornate building for their meeting. "At present we are moving in a constructive direction bringing more content to our strategic cooperative relationship," Erdogan told Xi.
Xi, meanwhile, stressed that Erdogan's three visits to China as both prime minister and president showed that he was attentive to Chinese-Turkish relations. ?AFP