Britain hopes to foster good ties with Turkey May 16, 2018 0 46 12345 REUTERSLONDONBRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May will try to foster good ties with Turkey before Brexit at talks with President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday in spite of human rights protests which threatened to cast a shadow over their meeting.Erdogan's visit is part of May's charm offensive to shore up relations with countries outside the European Union as Britain leaves the bloc and secure at least the promise of future trade deals to bolster her all but stalled Brexit plans.But rights campaigners say May is turning a blind eye to abuses, in Turkey's case to the jailing tens of thousands of people after a failed coup in July. Erdogan's government has said its actions are necessary to combat the threat it faces.May's spokesman said Britain would raise human rights with Erdogan at the meeting."Our close relationship with Turkey allows us to have frank discussions and you can expect the prime minister to discuss human rights when they speak later today,"the spokesman told reporters. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Scottish parliament rejects Britain's EU withdrawal bill May 16, 2018 0 57 Facebook has not fully answered questions on data privacy: UK lawmakers May 16, 2018 0 416 Royal wedding plans in turmoil as Markle's dad 'pulls out' May 16, 2018 0 41 New Catalan leader seeks end of direct rule by Madrid REUTERS MADRID NEW Catalan leader Quim Torra on Tuesday called for an end to direct rule over the Catalan regional government by Madrid at a joint news conference held in Berlin with former regional leader Carles .. UK wrongly deported up to 63 Caribbean migrants: Minister LONDON British authorities could have wrongly deported up to 63 immigrants from the Caribbean, the new interior minister said on Tuesday in the latest revelation on the Windrush scandal that cost his predecessor her .. Bosnia struggles to cope with arrival of thousands of migrants SARAJEVO/BIHAC Bosnia is struggling to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees, many of whom are sleeping in parks in the capital and other towns as they seek passage into western Europe. The .. German court dismisses Erdogan's appeal to ban mocking poem outright HAMBURG A German court on Tuesday rejected Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to ban outright a satirical poem recited by a comedian on German television, which had soured already-strained ties between .. More concessions to EU on court reforms would be difficult: Poland REUTERS WARSAW IT will be difficult for Poland to offer further concessions to the European Commission in a dispute over the country's judicial reforms, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Tuesday. The EU .. Greece says 'still far' from a deal on Macedonia name row REUTERS ATHENS/BRUSSELS GREECE said on Tuesday it was"far away"from resolving a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name despite progress in talks between the two neighbours on a matter that could make or break .. EU regrets Soros foundation's closure in Hungary AFP BRUSSELS THE European Union said on Tuesday it was"regrettable"that the foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros was closing operations in Hungary, voicing fears that democracy would suffer. The ..