Gaan Brics groter word met Turkye saam in die BRICS trein? Turkye het die onlangse Brics vergaderings bygewoon en het sy belangstelling uitgespreek om aan te sluit. B R I C T S? Ons hou maar die spasie dop vir verdere verwikkelinge. Volgens berigte word dit ook deur China verwelkom.
The BRICS group, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, invited Turkey to 10th annual meeting as the term chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Erdoğan traveled to Johannesburg along with the country’s foreign minister, finance and treasury minister, defense minister, commerce minister and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials on July 26.
During the July 2018 summit of the leaders of the BRICS countries held in South Africa had a number of guests from non-member countries, evidence for the grouping’s conscious efforts to create an effective mechanism of cooperation with other developing countries. One of these guests was Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who represented not only his own country at the summit, but went to Johannesburg as the current chairman of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Erdoğan lost no opportunity for reiterating Turkey’s interest in establishing closer linkages with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which is hoped to evolve into full membership for Turkey in the grouping. He even proposed a new name for the grouping that could be used if and when Turkey joined: BRICST.
“Especially China says that it stands in favor of enlargement. I have seen that they are considering involving other countries in this platform. They are not opposed to it,” he said.
In August 1971 China and Turkey established diplomatic relations. Since the 1980s, high-level visits between the two countries have increased, and bilateral relations have developed rapidly. In June 2009, Turkish President Abdullah Gul paid a state visit to China, Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and exchanged in-depth views on bilateral relations as well as international and regional issues of common concern. In October 2010, Prime minister Wen Jiabao, on an official visit to Turkey, announced the establishment and development of the bilateral strategic and cooperative relations between the two countries.