Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at right shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a joint press conference held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Turkey's top diplomat vowed Thursday to root out militants plotting against China, signaling closer cooperation against suspected Uighur militants hailing from China's far west who have long been a sore point in bilateral relations.Relations between Ankara and Beijing have been strained by Turkey's support for groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad – a China ally – and its sheltering of Uighur refugees.In response, China has pressed allies including Russia and Syria to share intelligence about Uighur militants fighting in Syria and help avert their return to strike at China.The China-Turkey relationship has warmed amid a broader political realignment.
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