TURKEY wants a free trade deal with the United Kingdom in exchange for free movement of people
Previously unreported comments by the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim suggest the country wants to broker a deal that would allow its citizens to move freely between Turkey and the UK.
Speaking alongside Theresa May in Ankara last month Mr Yildirim said talks would be initiated with the UK about a free trade deal simultaneously with the talks Turkey has begun about modernising the Customs Union.
“But in principle we are always in favour of four areas of freedom,” he said referring to the proposed free trade deal.
“Free circulation of human beings, free circulation of capital, free circulation of services and free circulation of goods.
Theresa May with the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
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“If we can assure this then global health, global wealth and global peace can be ensured and we can decrease those areas of problems. I think this should be the long-term objective of all countries.”
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Turkey’s accession to the EU was a hot topic last year with many suggesting a decision to remain within the bloc would result in the UK opening its borders to Turkey.