Tag: UK-Turkey relations

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UK-Turkey air bridge confirmed for this summer
 

On Friday, the British government announced that people arriving from over fifty destinations from 10 July no longer need to self-isolate if they are coming to England. Among those listed is Turkey, which has already ended self-isolation for visitors from the United Kingdom, so essentially the two countries will have formed an “air bridge” when […]

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Talks to strike a UK-Turkey free trade deal “making good progress”

Negotiators from the United Kingdom and Turkey have met again today to discuss a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. It is the eighth time the bilateral Trade Working Group is meeting, according to a tweet by Judith Slater, Britain’s Consul General in Istanbul and its Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. […]

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Boris’ Brexit Britain turns to Turkey for urgent PPE

A Royal Air Force A400 plane took off from Istanbul in the early hours of this morning carrying a large consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a commercial supplier in Turkey. The plane arrived back at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire just after 3am local time, ensuring essential PPE, such as surgical masks, gloves, […]

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‘After darkness, there is much brighter sun’: Turkey sends a planeload of medical aid to Britain

Britain has received the first planeload of emergency equipment sent by Turkey to help in the fight against coronavirus. The items, despatched by Turkey’s Health Ministry in Ankara, include personal protective equipment such as surgical masks and hazmat suits. A second flight is scheduled for Saturday. The boxes bore the words of 13th century Sufi Mevlana […]

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Turkey to end visa requirement for British tourists
 

Starting next month, British citizens will be able to travel to Turkey without a visa, a spokesperson for the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. Responding to a question about visa exemptions, Hami Aksoy announced that Turkey was lifting visa restrictions for tourists from Britain and five other countries – Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain. […]

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Britain to showcase its ‘excellence in technology’ at Istanbul Conference

Britain will be presenting its technology credentials to Turkish business at a one-day event in Istanbul on Monday, 17 February. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is hosting the UK Technology Conference 2020, which aims to bring together “thought-leaders from business, university, research centre and government” through exclusive keynote briefings, panel discussions and workshops covering […]

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UK Minister for Middle East visits Turkey to discuss the worsening Idlib crisis

Dr Andrew Murrison, Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, visited Ankara and Gaziantep, Turkey, on February 5th and 6th 2020, to discuss a raft of regional issues, with the worsening humanitarian crisis in Idlib, Syria, topping the agenda. In Ankara, the Minister met with Turkey’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal, […]