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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.


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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.

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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.”