May set to discuss post-Brexit trade deal with Turkey

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal with Turkey during weekend talks in the country with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She arrived in Ankara from the US, where she met President Trump. A new trading relationship with Turkey following the UK’s exit from the European Union would form part of discussions.

Both Ankara and London find themselves in a position where they need friends. Many fear that Turkey – a key Nato ally – is heading towards a more authoritarian future under President Erdogan. He is clamping down on dissent and press freedom, pushing his country further away from the prospect of EU membership and in the process drawing strong criticism from European governments.

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