Turkey becomes partner of China-, Russia-led security bloc

NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a "dialogue partner" of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia.


"This is really a historic day for us," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said after signing a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev. China, Russia and four Central Asian nations - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan - formed the SCO in 2001 as a regional security bloc to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighbouring Afghanistan. (Reuters)


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