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Turkey, UK closer to signing free trade deal

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 30, 2020
Turkey and the United Kindgom have reached a consensus to maintain trade relations even after Britain leaves the European Union eventually on the end of this year, according to the Turkish Trade Minister.
Turkey, UK
Consensus   Turkey, UK
“We’ve evaluated the current outlook of our bilateral trade, the Brexit process and our future steps to deepen our relations with [British Trade Secretary] Liz Truss,” Ruhsar Pekcan said on her Twitter account.

Topics: Turkey UK

“It was great to see that we’ve a consensus to answer our business cycles’ request for continuing our relations unharmed,” said Pekcan.

Pekcan and Truss, along with British International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena and Turkish Deputy Trade Minister Gonca Yılmaz Batur, met in a virtual conference on July 28.

On her part, Truss said that the aim of the meeting was “to progress” trade deal between the two countries.

“The U.K. and Turkey already share a strong trading relationship worth 19 billion pounds,” she said.

"Yesterday, Britain’s consul general to Istanbul said that Turkey and the U.K. are “one step closer to a free trade agreement after a new round of technical talks.”