Tag: UK-Turkey relations

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UK government questioned on a replacement visa scheme for Turkish businesspeople

The UK government has been asked about whether it intends to replace the Turkish Businessperson Visa, after the scheme ended on 1 January 2021. The question was tabled by Sarah Olney (pictured above), the Richmond Park MP and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Ms Olney asked the Secretary of State for […]

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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. […]