Turkey’s Erdogan heads for China for talks amid Uighur strains

Uighur women pray during a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Ankara on July 9, 2015Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China on Wednesday after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants, but facing tensions with Beijing over China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority. Ankara is expanding a cross-border campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, and also attacking positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq after deadly attacks inside Turkey.


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