The Chinese Vision of BRI and Its Effects on Turkey and West Asia

  • Mustafa YildiranEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)


This chapter examines the importance of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Turkey. It argues that with improved regional infrastructure and connectivity in West Asia, China will be able to access oil and natural gas resources and reach European and African markets. China’s growing consumption of oil and natural gas has caused an increase in its imports from Central Asia and the Caucasus and even the Gulf region. Turkey’s location has strategic advantage for China’s interest in terms of easier access to European markets and rich African natural resources. At the same time, China will obtain an alternative route against the Russian Corridor. The chapter shows that the BRI is the main platform of economic and political relations between Turkey and China, and Turkey will be a critical partner of China in the near future.


Belt and Road Initiative New Silk Road Western Asian Corridor Turkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Administrative SciencesUniversity of AkdenizAntalyaTurkey

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