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end. thanks to this agreement, both companies will develop a new fighter jet. they are going to work on this new project, technology and information exchange of the insured, capacity building human resources improvement will be thus this project is a project supported by the book public techie and the united kingdom. it is very important. —— the republic turkey. the defence industry, and the defence secretary, i think it will further the power of both countries. it is an important project. moreover, terrorism is one of the
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most threats nowadays. taken this into account, the security of our ports and detecting people at those are ports, whether they are affiliated with the terrorist organisation or not and the fact that the necessary security precautions are taken at the airports ‘s. we have agreed to make sure that the civil aviation authorities of both countries will work together to ensure this. there will be exercises realises 2017 to ensure this, so anyone going to the uk or coming to turkey, will have even safer travel. madam prime
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minister, we have realised certain meetings today and in those meetings, she confirmed her support to the government, first and foremost you know that we have experienced a treacherous onjuly stop currie... after this the united kingdom had an open stance and she showed her allegiance with the national will, with democracy, and with his excellency mr ambassador. top authorities of the british government wants more. —— again was shown to techie. they were very
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clear in their stance with their support to turkey. this was highly welcomed by the turkish people. i would like to extend my gratitude to their support. more over, would like to extend my gratitude to theirsupport. more over, our countries fight against terrorist organisations. each and every day there is a new terrorist organisation with a new abbreviation. no matter what abbreviation. no matter what abbreviation they have, what paper they have come activities remained they have come activities remained the same and we have the opportunity to tell about our fight against these terrorist organisations. both in iraq and syria, in these reasons green regions, turkey will continue
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the fight. —— in these regions techie will continue the fight. members of the press, amongst certain issues that we discussed, the real actors behind the coup attempt where terrorist organisations which have activities in the uk as well and we have the occasion to communicate the madam feminist about those activities. the offshoots of this terrorist organisation needs to be tackled. after that match their prime interest. that is what we have kindly asked bomb had. —— madam
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prime minister. —— that is what we have kindly asked from her. we have also spoken about cyprus. there is a full speed negotiation. we also want to settle the question of cyprus. it needs to be fair meeting the needs of both communities. so, the united kingdom and turkey are guarantor countries and will be pleased in the end out of all those endeavours. 0f course, it is very important that we make this a lasting settlement and the turkish cypriots living there and the greek cypriots living there need to be secured. the experiences
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of the past should not be repeated. we should not create such an environment, so security and guarantees need to be there. that is what we communicated to madam prime minister. in syria, in iraq there is lack of authority and tutor that there are certain terrorist activities and cooperation to fight against those activities is a must. all relevant countries should gather in our attempt to fight against these terrorist organisations. we should put an end to trustees, tooth f. -- should put an end to trustees, tooth f. —— we should put an end to atrocities and death. it is an issue for which all countries are
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responsible and turkey has issued a certain responsibility in this respect and sharing is a must. to the extent of the powers and capacities that each country can have. in the aftermath of a referendum, the united kingdom decided to leave the european union and one of the most important agenda items in front of madam prime minister is this, to take the necessary steps to ensure that within this framework the relations between the uk and turkey will be developed independently of the european union, and we will initiate such a activity in this activity
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will be courtney did simultaneously with brexit and after brexit has been realised we will hope to be engaged in a joint effort with releva nt engaged in a joint effort with relevant ministries to conclude a free trade agreement between techie and the united kingdom. in this framework, meetings have already been started and in the upcoming days those meetings will take place. the relations between turkey and turkey is not only limited to increasing trade volume. we have the
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opportunities of both countries and thinking of the geography that turkey is in, we should be engaged in economic ties with even greater volumes. we have important operant duties in investment. there are opportunities ofjoint duties in investment. there are opportunities of joint investment duties in investment. there are opportunities ofjoint investment in third countries. we all need to tackle those issues and confirm that we are on the same page. we have approximately 3000 british companies operating in turkey. they are contributing to the implement in turkey. they are contributing to the economy here. we see them as one of oui’s. “— economy here. we see them as one of ours. —— they are contributing to employment. we also have investment in the uk, it is our aim to increase
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their number. we have this objective of 20 billion us dollars of trade volume. already, the trade volume of 16 us dollars. i believe in a very short period of time we should be revisiting this target we set. —— the trade volume of 16 billion us dollars. i think we should put more effort into this. so, as i come to my closing remarks i would like to once more say welcome to madam prime minister and her delegation. you have the floor madam. thank you, very much i'm pleased to be here in turkey, today. to be to meet the prime minister and the president. just one day after meeting the new us president in washington. the relationship between turkey and the
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united kingdom has always been important but is arguably even more so important but is arguably even more so today. techie sits on the front line of some of the most difficult and series challenges we face. —— turkey sits on the front line. turkey sits on the front line. turkey already does a huge amount to disrupt the threat posed to our countries by terrorists including foreign fighters leading syria. we have agreed to strengthen this with a security... this will help our government is to work closely together in areas such as intelligence serving, and domestic security. this partnership will help turkey as it grapples with the threat posed by height in terrorist attacks in this country will stop we should never forget that in the last 18 months over 1500 turkish civilians and security is personnel have been killed by terrorist
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attacks. crucially, it willalso help to protect the 1.7 million british tourist to travel to turkey from the uk every year. it is therefore a vital new partnership for us both. we have also discussed a number of important regional security issues today including syria, where we are working together to fight daesh and create conditions for peace. the challenge of mass migration where i pay to be the techie's generosity in hosting refugees and where the united kingdom is committed to doing all it can to help. and cyprus, where we are both committed to paying off all pa rt are both committed to paying off all part to secure an early agreement. finally, i am delighted that today we could mark the signing of a new agreement that will see companies collaborating on the pre—design phase of techie's fighter plane. ——
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tu rkey‘s phase of techie's fighter plane. —— turkey's fighter plane. at the same time, we are today announcing a new and unique government — government agreement between both countries that sets a new framework for cooperation and dialogue between our governments including the defence ministry is an earth forces. we have also agreed to established a trade group. these initiatives stand as concrete commitments to strengthen the relationship between those which will help to ensure the continued security and prosperity of both turkey and the uk. this is the first opportunity i have had to visit turkey since the attempted coup of the 15th ofjuly last year, and that day the uk was clear that we supported those who stood up for this important democracy and its institutions and we continue to hope that the values you stood for and that the values you stood for and that they will guide you in the months and years ahead. i would like
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to thank the prime minister but giving up his time today so we could discuss these issues. and each one, turkey is demonstrating its determination to live up to its historic role as a regional power and its significant as a key member of the nato alliance. i look forward to building on the commitments we have made today in order to strengthen the cooperation between oui’ strengthen the cooperation between our two nations in the years ahead. thank you. thank you. we may have some questions. shall i take one from the british pass? who has got one? prime minister, turkey has hosted more refugees than any other country, i wondered as the prime minister of country, i wondered as the prime ministerofa country, i wondered as the prime minister of a muslim majority country what he felt about a fellow nato nation and in death he is and
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banning people from seven fellow muslim majority countries? and you prime minister, yesterday you said you share the values of donald trump and held his hand, moments later he banned refugees in this way, do you still think these are the actions of a leader of the free world? laughter i was very pleased to visit washington and hold the discussions idid. and washington and hold the discussions i did. and refugees, ithink washington and hold the discussions i did. and refugees, i think that i have recognised in the comment i just made the significant contribution that turkey made in hosting and supporting 3 million refugees as a result of the syrian conflict. the uk, i think, refugees as a result of the syrian conflict. the uk, ithink, has refugees as a result of the syrian conflict. the uk, i think, has also a good record in this end that we have developed a number of schemes for resettlement, particularly of some of the most memorable refugees from the region into the united kingdom. crucially, we have also
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taken the view that we should give significant support to refugees in those countries who are supporting them where they have been displaced and syria. that is why the uk is the second largest bilateral donor outside of the region in terms of the amount of money that we have put into this issue in dealing with this humanitarian problem that has been developed. translation: well, this refugee issueis translation: well, this refugee issue is a global issue. we have 55 million refugees worldwide at the moment and this we know that the united nations member states is 200 and this number is higher than the population of a member states of the united nations, so we cannot turn a
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blind eye to this issue and you cannot settle this issue why green by constructing walls. the key to settle this issue is more cooperation and to enter the problems in those areas where you have problems. you need to have more decisiveness, more will, i mean, nobody leaves their homes for nothing. they came here to save their lives. our doors were open and if the same thing is to happen again, we will do it again, because this is what our values, our culture, our tradition portals. this is what our values, our culture, ourtradition portals. if there is someone in need you need to give him a helping hand. —— are the dish. this is the most holy, sacred thing to save a life. this is one of the most important humanitarian duties that we have. what about
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assistance? assistance is quite insignificant. we have spent approximately 26 billion us dollars so approximately 26 billion us dollars so farand approximately 26 billion us dollars so far and only receive 700 million us dollars. well, independent of any assistance coming to us we will continue what we have been doing and continue what we have been doing and continue accommodating these people until there is peace there. and, with the operation on an area of 2000 square metres we were able to clea n 2000 square metres we were able to clean the area of daesh and some refugees in turkey, approximately 45,000 refugees in turkey, approximately 115,000 thousandths refugees in turkey, approximately a5, 000 thousandths returned refugees in turkey, approximately 115,000 thousandths returned to their homes and they are resettled in their villages and homes. this is
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what should happen in iraq and syria. how will begin to do this? first and foremost we should eradicate daesh of that soil. wide pda, p white d, they are all the same as pkk. they may have different names and abbreviations, we should clea n names and abbreviations, we should clean the area of those terrorist organisations. we should have a political solution, a lasting peace in syria, and once iraq is also cleaned of daesh then peace will be instilled and everybody can go back to their homes. regional disputes, regional complex, need to be settled. i mean, you cannot close doors who fled those regions of problems. the international
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community, the united nations and all countries should put more effort into this and a short solve those problems even for problems get even more complicated. so, this is what we expect from the international community, our friends aboard, we expect from the international community, ourfriends aboard, to ease the burden of turkey. they should put their hands on the rock, as well. they appreciate others but this is not enough, they should take a bit of our burden as well. thank you. any other questions? caroline? cani you. any other questions? caroline? can i ask both prime ministers to return to the first question, could you give your comment on what you
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make an president from's decision overnight to ban refugees? and my question, prime minister could you ask what do you think of brexit, president trump has said he thinks it's a wonderful thing is, i wonder whether you would be in the customs... human rights agencies have raised concerns about human rights issues in turkey, do you think there is a risk that we are weakening our stance on human rights issue in the pursuit of trade deals? thank you. translation: well, trade cannot be an issue of bargaining over human lives. of course the prime minister will give the necessary answer to that question but let me festival
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site that you cannot solve this issue of refugees by putting up walls. you have to eradicate the root causes of this, you have do eradicate them regional discrepancies in terms of development. you should settle the regional conflicts and there should be more effort wanted the specialists of the united nations. so, you can put up a wall and the next day after a certain time, after certain accumulation, that wall can colla pse certain accumulation, that wall can collapse as in the case of the violin wall. why? because you cannot stand against change. actually you should always go along with change and you cannot turn a blind eye to the regional problems, you should
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pack all those problems and you should always seek to settle those problems. —— you should tackle those problems. —— you should tackle those problems. certain decisions taken by the new us administration, but we do not know the depth of them. we cannot have certain assessments on hearsay, but you should always advocated the route causes of any problems if you would like to settle it. global wealth needs to be shared equally, this is very important and we need to do more to ensure this. that would be my answer. when it comes to brexit, it is the issue of the united kingdom, it is a domestic matter, wales, scotland, northern ireland, the uk had decided, but it
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is not our place to have a say on their decision. it is very important to note the fact that having a customs union with the european union here is... at the moment, turkey has initiated certain talks to modernise the customs union and similarly we have initiated, we will initiate our talks with the united kingdom for a free trade agreement. in principle, we'll is in favour of four areas of freedom recirculation of human beings, we secular nation of human beings, we secular nation of capital, we secular and services and freeze declaration of. —— we circulate in of capital,
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recirculation of boards. if we can ensure this then we might decrease those errors of problems. this should be the long—term objective of all countries. just to follow up, brexit, obviously it was a referendum for the people of the united kingdom who decided to leave the european union. i have been clear, and many occasions since that decision was taken, from the uk's point of view we want to see a strong eu continuing and we want a good strategic partnership with the continuing members of the european union. we want the european union to maintain its strength. and trade, i mentioned a trade agreement with the european union, we will be looking to increase the opportunities betrayed with turkey. there are good
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investment streams between both countries. —— the opportunities betrayed with turkey. this is about bringing prosperity, jobs and wealth to both countries and i believe we can negotiate an agreement which will be positive and beneficial to both of us. on human rights, i did raise this issue today in my conversation with president erdogan, asi conversation with president erdogan, as i said earlier, and the prime minister referred to the united kingdom's position in relation to the coup on the 15th ofjuly, i expect the turkish government to maintain its democratic institutions and international human rights as the gunmen has undertaken to do. what about the us? the us is responsible its policy on refugees and the uk is responsible its policy on refugees. 0ur and the uk is responsible its policy on refugees. our policy is to
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provide significant financial contributions to support refugees in countries surrounding syria. madam prime minister, as a leader of the country who is preparing to leave the european union, what do you talk about to leaders of the country who has been trying to get in the several decades, now? my second question is on cyprus, what is your position on the tag notary presence oi'i position on the tag notary presence on the island? thank you. on cyprus, we are a guarantor alongside turkey and greece and we are pleased to have seen negotiations coming so far. we want to see a settlement thatis far. we want to see a settlement that is going to insure the security and stability of cyprus in the long—term as the prime minister has said, and a solution that cyprus which is good for all of the people
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of cyprus. that is what we will be working for and we have discussed that today here in both my conversations with the prime minister and with president erdogan. i think that settlement that secures a secure and stable cyprus for all its people is what we should be working to. brexit, the people of the united kingdom took their decision they wanted to come out the european union and thought it was right in the uk to come out of it. 0ther right in the uk to come out of it. other countries will stay within the european union and other countries will wish tojoin european union and other countries will wish to join european european union and other countries will wish tojoin european union, it isa will wish tojoin european union, it is a matter of each country to determine what is best but it is and its future. we want to see a continuing strong european union and we wa nt continuing strong european union and we want to have and expect to have good trading relationship with the eu and a clear and good close strategic partnership with them. translation: it is interesting the one who is in and the one who is out
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of the grafting. laughter -- of of the grafting. laughter —— of regretting. —— of regretting. translator macro i have a question to both of you you came right from the us and donald trump has an explanation statement about the safety zone. a security zone. if this is the case, do you think that this is the case, do you think that this is the case, do you think that this is a safety zone that would give us and on prowler or is it a safety zone that was already asked by turkey. —— give orders and on prowler. a common consensus was reached by i do be a sharing of comment intelligence about daesh. turkey was left alone in air strike
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and turkey has been complaining about this so why do you think that the coalition forces are not backing turkey in terms of the strike? we are providing our support to turkish forces and one thing we have discussed is how we in united kingdom can provide further support to turkey in the future. in relation to turkey in the future. in relation to this matter. 0n the question of easy it sounds, obviously this is an issue which has been raised by turkey in the past. it has been like that in the past. i think what we should all want to do is to find a solution for syria for the future. i believe that solution should be a political transition away from president assad, but we need to continue our efforts as an international community to find that solution for syria, to deal

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