The Truth Revealed on the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations: China and Turkey Will Rise Together
The peoples of Asia have taken their place on the stage of history as the hosts of a rising civilization in the 21st century, where the values of labor, humanism, solidarity, and sharing are being rediscovered in the face of a decaying Atlantic. The rise of the peoples of Asia against imperialist aggression will play a decisive role not only in their own regions but also in the future of the entire world.
China at the eastern end and Turkey at the western end of our continent are the two leading countries of the Asian civilization. Under current conditions, the interests of Turkey and China are closely intertwined.
Both countries face similar national security threats. Moreover, the source of the threat is the same. Both countries are the target of imperialist aggression, as they were at the beginning of the 20th century. The United States (US) administration has declared China, Russia, and rising nationalisms in the developing world as national security threats. In line with this decision, the US targets Turkey as well as China, because they reject the yoke of imperialism and defend their rights and interests with an armed determination in matters concerning national interests.
Turkey is located in Western Asia, where today’s geopolitical power struggles are concentrated. It is fighting the armed threats posed by the US in Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean, Syria, and Iraq. This is reminiscent of the kind of threats that China is facing in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait. In addition, eliminating US-backed separatist terrorism is among the national security priorities of both countries. The US feeds and supports terrorist organizations to divide Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey as well as China.
Certainly, the most important area of partnership for both countries is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI creates a unique opportunity for Turkey, which today wants to step out of the global financial hegemony and head towards a “production revolution”. Likewise, Turkey offers a window of opportunity for China and other BRI countries as a crucial jumping-off point for the BRI’s expansion into Europe, Southwest Asia, and North Africa.
In summary, if Turkey wins, China will win; if China loses, Turkey will lose. It follows that China and Turkey will rise together.
China and Turkey are obliged to be companions as the leading countries of a humane and nature-centered common future that will save humanity from imperialist aggression, the nature from destruction, and societies from decay. The star of the shared future, which will be formed by those whose destinies are common, has already begun to shine.
With our last issue, BRIQ has completed its 2nd year. With its original design, qualified content, scientific depth of its articles, and authors from different countries, we have produced 8 issues that are worthy of our claims that we announced in the first issue. Our contributors include academics from leading universities in countries such as China, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Mexico, Australia, Egypt, Syria, Italy, and Germany. Our first eight issues included 59 peer-reviewed articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews. In addition, BRIQ featured photographs, paintings, and cartoons of the world's leading artists to contribute to cultural interactions between peoples. To date, the total number of citations of articles featured in BRIQ has reached 32 and since May, BRIQ has been listed on Citefactor, one of the leading international indices. In the coming months, BRIQ will be included in other international indices.
As we enter our third year, as BRIQ we reiterate our call to the academics, experts, and intellectuals of the developing world, especially those in Turkey and China:
BRIQ, which is a powerful tool in breaking the Atlanticist academic domination and enriching the content of the new international order, is your journal, too! Let's strengthen it together with your contributions!