PM Theresa May in Ankara: “The relationship between Turkey and the United Kingdom has always been important, but it is arguably even more vital today.”

“This is more than a trade deal – it is the start of a deep defence partnership that will contribute to our overall security”. Prime Minister Theresa May announces a new deal for the UK to help with the pre-design of Turkey’s new fighter jet, the TFX.

Full transcript of Theresa May’s press conference with Turkish PM Yildirim on 28 January 2017 is here.

Prime Minister May also made a statement following talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey as part of her visit to Ankara. Full text is here.

PM May and President Erdogan