Beijing ready to consider Turkey in SCO

China is willing to consider any application from Turkey to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.

He noted that Turkey is already a dialogue partner of the bloc and has for a long time closely cooperated with it, which China appreciates.

China attaches great importance to Turkey's wish to strengthen that cooperation, Shuang told a daily news briefing.

"We are willing, together with other SCO members and in accordance with the rules of its legal documents, to seriously study it on the basis of consensus consultation," Reuters cited Geng as saying.

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