Human rights not on the agenda for Theresa May’s visit to Turkey

Prime minister says it is important for country to sustain democracy, after talks with president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Theresa May has said Turkey must “uphold its international human rights obligations”, after meeting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara.

Speaking alongside the president at a joint press conference in his presidential palace, the prime minister said, in reference to the attempted coup in 2016: “I’m proud that the UK stood with you on July 15 last year in defence of democracy.

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