Tag: UK-Turkiye relations

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UK Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch’s Istanbul visit aims to build on record trade year with Turkiye

Kemi Badenoch returned from a visit to Turkiye optimistic the UK could further strengthen bilateral trade ties with Turkiye following a raft of positive meetings and announcements. The British Business and Trade Secretary met with her Turkish counterpart, Minister for Trade Ömer Bolat, and also visited Turkish Airlines, whose new Airbus contract is worth billions […]

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NATO allies Türkiye and UK sign new defence and security pact

Türkiye and the United Kingdom have continued to extend their co-operation on defence and security issues by signing a Statement of Intent. The new agreement, signed in Ankara by British Defence Secretary, Grant Shapps, and Yaşar Güler, the Minister of National Defence for Turkiye, on Thursday, 23 November, follows increased co-operation between the UK and […]

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King Charles and Queen Camilla send “warmest good wishes” to Turks celebrating centenary of the Republic of Türkiye

The British monarch, King Charles III, has sent a congratulatory message to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ahead of Sunday’s celebrations for the one hundredth anniversary of the Turkish Republic. Details of the letter, signed Charles R, were shared on social media by the British Embassy in Ankara. In it, King Charles touches on […]

London talk: hear Dr Michael Riccioli’s lecture on ‘Anglo-Turkish Relations 1939-1980 and the Cyprus Strife’

In April, the Anglo-Turkish Society turns the spotlight on Britain’s historical role in Cyprus with a talk from Dr Michael A. Riccioli. The Istanbul-born and educated academic of Maltese descent is a retired senior lecturer and researcher from the Université Paris Dauphine, where he specialised in Anglo-Turkish relations. Any student of history will know that […]

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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 […]