Turkey eager to boost post Brexit ties with UK

ANKARA Turkey expressed keenness to further relations with the UK in all areas after the latter’s withdrawal from the European Union, saying there are prospects for “significant opportunities” between both countries.

“While leaving the EU, it is clear that the UK will remain one of the most important and valuable components of Europe,” read a Foreign Ministry statement issued ahead of the UK’s January 31 departure.

“Turkey, has always appreciated the principled stance of the UK, which has supported our membership process within the EU and recognized Turkey’s regional and global position.” Ankara underlined that preparations were being made in a “swift manner” to accommodate its relationship with the UK, which will no longer be governed by EU rules on December 31.

Source: Kuwait News Agency