British Prime Minister Theresa May is in Ankara for meetings with the Turkish leadership. May met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential complex shortly after she arrived in the Turkish capital. May was expected to discuss several issues, including the fight against terrorism, Cyprus and the situation in Syria as well as strengthening bilateral political and trade ties.
She is also expected to meet Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the Cankaya palace, which will be followed by a joint press conference.
photo: British Mrime Minitser Theresa May and Turkish President Recip Tayip Erdiogan at their meeting in Ankara on Saturday, 28 January 2017 (picture courtesy of Anadolou news Agency)
A raft of issues are complicating relations between long time allies Turkey and the United States. But both sides continue using diplomatic back-channels to get as many concessions as possible from each other without fatally harming bilateral relations, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed