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An Illustration of Sino-Turkish Relations: The Cyprus Question

This article analyzes China’s foreign policy within the framework of debates on the rise of China in the international relations literature by focusing on Sino-Turkish relations and the Cyprus question. The main drawback of theoretical arguments about the rise of China is the lack of concrete evidence they provide when examining the implications of China’s national power for its foreign policy behavior and diplomatic positions in international crises. Therefore this article proposes concrete evidence regarding Chinese foreign policy toward Turkey by analyzing the Cyprus question.

An Illustration of Sino-Turkish Relations The Cyprus Question

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This article analyzes China’s foreign policy within the framework of debates on the rise of China in the international relations literature by focusing on Sino-Turkish relations and the Cyprus question. The main drawback of theoretical arguments on the rise of China is the lack of concrete evidence they provide when examining the implications of China’s national power for its foreign policy behavior and diplomatic positions in international crises. Therefore this article proposes concrete evidence about Chinese foreign policy toward Turkey, analyzing the Cyprus question in the period 2001-2011.

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