Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is due in Turkey on a two-day visit to boost trade between two of the world's fastest growing economies.
Wen will meet with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul, as well as local businessmen.
Ten agreements are due to be signed on trade, energy, transport, telecoms, and culture.
Underlining growing bilateral ties, military jets from China were recently in Turkey for air exercises, raising concerns in Washington.
Some analysts say it is evidence of Turkey's shift to the East.
compiled from agency reports