Press release

PM's bilateral with President Erdogan of Turkey: 25 September 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May met with President Erdogan of Turkey at the United Nations General Assembly 2018.


The Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with President Erdogan of Turkey in New York earlier today.

They agreed that the trade and investment relationship between the UK and Turkey was strong and would continue to strengthen as the UK left the European Union.

They discussed Syria, agreeing on the need for a reinvigorated political process. The Prime Minister welcomed Turkey’s recent agreement with Russia to avert an offensive on Idlib, which would have caused immense humanitarian suffering. The Prime Minister said we now needed to see full implementation of the agreement, offering any assistance the UK could provide to ensure the maintenance of the ceasefire.

They also discussed Iran, agreeing on the importance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for international security.

Published 26 September 2018