AVATKOV V.A., PRILEPSKY P.A. Sino-Turkish Relations in the “New Era”

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2022.1.16

Vladimir A. Avatkov

Doctor of Sciences (Politics), Senior Researcher, Associate Professor,

Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO),

Profsouznaya St, 23, 117997 Moscow, Russian Federation;

Associate Professor,

Department of International Relations, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation,

Ostozhenka St, 53/2, Bld. 1, 119021 Moscow, Russian Federation

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Pavel A. Prilepsky

Master Student, Adviser,

Divison for Monitoring of Interethnic and Interfaith Relations, Department for Monitoring of Interethnic and Interfaith Relations, Prevention of Extremism and Interaction with Religious Associations, Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs of the Russian Federation,

Presnenskaya Emb., 10, Bld. 2, 123112 Moscow, Russian Federation

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Abstract. Introduction. The main purpose of this article is to study the phenomenon of Sino-Turkish relations since 2013 (Xi Jinping came to power). China and Turkey represent different political models undergoing and offering the international community their options for changes in international politics. China, which considers itself as a real contender for international leadership, is facing with Turkey’s sub-regional interests. Therefore, the study of changes in the foreign policy of this countries should be present not as a unit, but as sub-spheres with their subsequent analysis.

Methods and materials. The authors use a combination of general theoretical and special methods, paying special attention to historical and political analysis. They are based on the analysis of periodicals, as well as on the use of books, articles and materials of domestic and foreign researchers.

Analysis. The authors analyzed the current situation in several sub-spheres, showed their specific impact on bilateral relations, and studied how contradictions in the designated areas affected relations between China and Turkey.

Results. The conclusion of the article is about the presence of characteristic problems and issues in each sphere of Sino-Turkish relations that determine the trajectory of Sino-Turkish relations.

Key words: China, Turkey, economy, One Belt One Road, Uighurs.

Citation. Avatkov V.A., Prilepsky P.A. Sino-Turkish Relations in the “New Era”. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4. Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2022, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 186-197. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2022.1.16.

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