China is eastern culture; Although it claims to be universal (zhong gou: central country), it is not, it is one-legged.
On the other hand, Turkey has produced civilizations in 3 main continents in Asia, Europe and Africa .
Turkey synthesized East and West.
The Chinese cannot even elect a village headman, though Turkey have had local administrations since 1840.
In that sense, Turkey and China are far from each other.
The Turks, on the other hand, were in touch with both the West and China; both fought and exchanged cultures; it is unique experiment.