Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Kursad Tuzmen said on Monday he had talks with a Chinese delegation led by Chinese Vice Minister for Railways Peng Kaizhou.
"China has a great population and a great potential in global railway and road transport. China has a trade volume of $2.3 trillion and it will grow up to $10 trillion in the next few years. Joint projects with such a country would speed up our growth," Tuzmen said.
"We aim to bring the transport route from China to Turkish Mediterranean port city of Mersin via Kazakhstan and to make a Silk Road for speed trains," he also said.
Tuzmen said the project was found acceptable by both countries and added that officials of the two countries would work on it.