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PM Davutoglu meets Cameron in London

20 January 2016

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his British counterpart David Cameron in London to discuss important issues concerning international terrorism, Cyprus and Turkey-EU relations.

Both leaders gave brief statements to the press before their meeting.

Davutoglu thanked Cameron for Britain’s support on Turkey’s European Union membership bid and said he also hoped the Cyprus issue would be resolved with Britain’s support this year “after many decades.”

The Turkish PM added that both countries enjoy “excellent cooperation” with a trade volume of $15 billion in 2015 and their meeting would hopefully “accelerate all economic and political cooperation”, noting that he has conducted intensive talks during his London visit.

Cameron in his statements offered his condolences to Turkey concerning Monday’s rocket strike on a school in southern Turkey that killed one person and a recent suicide attack by a DAESH terrorist in Istanbul which killed ten German tourists last Tuesday. “We face these challenges together with you, the fight against terrorism, against DAESH, and also the need to bring about change in Syria”, Cameron said, adding: “We’re going to work very closely together on that, as on many other things as NATO partners and allies with a very strong economic relationship and a very strong political relationship that we’ve built up over the last few years”.

AA News Agency

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