ANKARA – British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Turkey on Saturday for her first visit since becoming premier, hoping to expand ties and seal a new trading relationship before Britain leaves the European Union.

Just after meeting with new US President Donald Trump at the White House, May was to hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on a one-day visit to the Turkish capital Ankara, according to the APP.

As is traditional for any visiting leader, she started the visit by laying a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey’s modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Earlier on Friday, Theresa May met with Donald Trump at the White House in Washington D.C.


Trump told May he believes Brexit will be a “wonderful thing” for Britain and open the door to new trade deals as the two leaders held hands at the White House.

Mrs May said: “Thank you for inviting me so soon after your inauguration and I’m delighted to be able to congratulate you on what was a stunning election victory.”