August 27, 2018 / 9:01 PM / a month ago

May discusses Syria and Turkish economy with Erdogan

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants Turkey’s economy to flourish and would welcome a visit from its finance minister, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said, after she spoke to President Tayyip Erdogan by phone on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

The two leaders also discussed concerns about escalating military action by the Syrian regime in northwest Syria and the possibility of the further use of chemical weapons, according to a statement.

Writing by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Andrew Roche

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