As Brexit procedures go on, each country within or out of EU tries to figure out how to manage the further relationships with United Kingdom. Turkey, having UK as its second largest trade partner, just before Germany, is among them- yet with great success. Indeed, as per the latest announcement of Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavusoglu- Turkey is very close to signing an FTA or Free Trade Agreement with UK, especially on manufactured goods, agriculture and services. After HE Çavusoglu's meeting with UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, UK authorities also confirmed the talks are "going well".
News by Financial Times underlines that there are 2500 UK firms operating in Turkey and many TR firms in UK as well. There are also estimated 350.000-400.000 Turks living in UK, benefiting from Ankara Agreement. Mr. Çavusoglu confirmed that, apart from the FTA, an agreement similar to the Ankara Agreement that allowed Turkish people to live and work in the UK freely is being negotiated.
Applicants of Turkish Citizenship from Hong Kong, China, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam have, among their top motivations, access to UK and US- enabled by Ankara Agreement.