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Britain's David Cameron Visits Turkey To Improve Relations and Trade

British Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Turkey, seeking to improve the countries' relations and trade.

Britain has identified Turkey as a key future ally, and Cameron met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a banquet Monday night, BusinessWeek reports.

In a speech in Ankara, British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to fight for Turkey to have its place in the European Union and warned opponents of Turkish membership against shutting Ankara out of the European bloc.

The British prime minister's remarks come as Turkey pursues an increasingly independent course in its foreign policy, working for a negotiated settlement to an international dispute over Iran's nuclear program while Western powers seek to up pressure on the Islamic Republic by imposing new sanctions, according to Today's Zaman.