British Prime Minister Theresa May will pay her first official visit to Turkey since she took office in July 2016 where she is expected to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım in Ankara on January 27. 


May has recently said that her country would turn into a “big and global trading nation” as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union after Britons voted in favor of Brexit in June 2016. The U.K. government is in negotiations to sign free trade agreements with some countries, including Turkey. 


The fight against the Islamic State (banned in Russia), the refugee crisis, and Cyprus are expected to be discussed during her visit to Ankara.