Turkey targets $50 bln China trade in next 5 years

ANKARA Fri Oct 8, 2010 5:26am EDT

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ANKARA Oct 8 (Reuters) - Turkey aims to raise trade with China to $50 billion from a current $17 billion over the next five years, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday at a joint news conference with visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Erdogan also said energy cooperation on nuclear power will form part of the burgeoning trade with China. He said the two countries had agreed to use their lira and yuan currencies for bilateral trade.

(Reporting by Selcuk Golokuk; Writing by Simon Cameron-Moore; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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