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audience with the Turkish President. British Prime Minister, Theresa May, visiting Tayyip Erdoga, fresh from talks with the US President, Donald Trump on Friday. Her mission in Ankara, to set the platform for a new post-Brexit trade relationship. Erdogan making positive noises on that front.>>
>> As two NATO countries, we always stand in solidarity and work in this manner. We discussed the joint steps we can take together, particularly in defense cooperation. I believe our cooperation will be very different from now on. We aim to increase the annual trade from $15.6 billion to $20 billion now.
>> Music to the Prime Minister's ears. But she also addressed Turkey's human rights after a failed coup last year. Since then, more than 100,000 people have been sacked or suspended, and around 40,000 jailed pending trial.>> I'm proud that the UK stood with you on the 15th of July last year, in defense of your democracy.
But now it is important that Turkey sustains that democracy by maintaining the rule of law and upholding it's international human rights obligations, as the government has undertaken to do.>> The meeting also with Turkey's prime minister, the pair announced a $125 million deal to develop Turkish fighter jets.
Downing Street hoping that it will see Britain as a leading defense partner for Turkey.