erdogan-000-fu1eznews55sf5sfBEIJING: Turkish Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci Sunday expressed interest in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that his country had been paying close attention to and hoped to take part in the programme.

The Turkish minister expressed these views while speaking at a business summit held on the sideline of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China.

Turkey could serve as a bridge connecting China and Europe, especially in terms of logistics, Nihat Zeybekci was quoted by official Xinhua news agency.

The Turkish minister spoke highly of the initiative, noting that the ancient Silk Road had played a vital role in exchanges between countries.

He stressed the need to promote inter-connectivity in transport, human resources and information. Removing trade barriers was also of crucial importance, he added.