Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming is visiting Turkey, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. Zhang will learn about Turkey's domestic situation, and make in-depth exchange of views with the Turkish side on China-Turkey relations as well as international and regional issues of shared interest, spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a written statement. Hua said China hopes Zhang's visit will deepen the two countries' political mutual trust, and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties. Turkey is a friendly nation to China, and is an important country in the Middle East with significant influence on the peace and stability in the region, said the spokesperson. A failed coup attempt in the country on July 15 was crushed the next day.