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Theresa May has visited Turkey where she's announced a defence deal


worth more than ?100 million to develop Turkish Fighter jets.


The Prime Minister has been visiting Ankara for talks


Turkey's President Erdogan said the visit was an opportunity


to strengthen ties and deepen cooperation.


From Ankara, our political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, reports.


A morning at the Palace, the presidential palace,


meeting a president used to doing, perhaps, whatever it


Popular, feared, too, after a coup that failed against him,


but she wants closer ties on trade and defence, but also


to make British concerns about his behaviour clear.


I'm proud that the UK stood with you on the 15th of July last


Now it is important that Turkey sustains that democracy,


by maintaining the rule of law and upholding its international


human rights obligations, as the government has undertaken


TRANSLATION: It gives us great pleasure and it's a privilege


to host Prime Minister Theresa May here in Turkey.


We've had a meeting and working lunch and the discussions I hope


will yield success for both of our countries.


Just as Theresa May was the first leader to enter


the Trump White House, she has today become the first


Western leader to come to President Erdogan Golden Palace


in Ankara, high up on the hill, since the attempted


Urging the importance of human rights, though,


she's shown she was unafraid to speak of mind.


Having delivered a message on human rights, the ceremonials could begin.


The Prime Minister able to enjoy the parade.


And appear alongside her counterpart to announce a deal where British


firm BAE will design Turkish fighter jets, the start of a partnership


that Downing Street hopes could bring in billions.


But questions about her other new friend, President Trump,


After the American leader banned some Muslims


Asked three times whether she agreed with President Trump's ban,


Well, the United States is responsible for the United States


The United Kingdom is responsible for the United Kingdom's


While marking the past, Theresa May is following her own


She can't choose her fellow leaders, yet politicians,


like the rest of us, are sometimes judged


Lawyers in the United States have lodged a challenge


to an executive order - signed by President Trump -


which temporarily bans all refugees, and any traveller from seven mainly


Muslim countries from entering the US.


The ban includes stopping those with a resident permit,


known as a green card, from re-entering the country.


That order has caused confusion and panic among travellers with some


people being turned back from US bound flights.


On Lebanon's streets the need is clear, one in four is a refugee who


has fled war in neighbouring Syria. Some wanting one day to return,


others desperate to move on, now all banned from the US indefinitely. And


refugees from anywhere suspended for four months. Like Naveed, which is


not her real name, a transgender woman persecuted in Iraq who fled to


Beirut. She was in the process of being resettled in America. That


now, it seems, on hold. TRANSLATION: The moment I heard the news my


dreams were shattered. My parents want to kill me. I'm terrified


they'll find out where I am now. I hoped I'd feel safe in the US, that


I'd finally be able to sleep in a country where I have rights and no


one could hurt me. With a flourish of his pen,


President Trump made sweeping changes to policies for refugees and


immigrants, to improve, he said, America's security. I'm establishing


new vetting measures, to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of


the United States of America. We don't want them here.


The executive order specifically mention suspending entry from seven


countries, with predominantly Muslim populations. People from those areas


have taken to social media in confusion. One said an Iraqi friend


who fled Isis was turned back from a US flight. And in Qatar 71-year-old


man heading to LA was back to Iraq. I think this is a case-by-case basis


in which the family lawyers intervened. We're still waiting on


getting more information on that, but in general it's a state of panic


and confusion. The extent of this order has enormous implications, not


just for refugees but for many from the Middle East no able able to


travel to the US. President Trump argues it will improve security but


many have condemned the message it sends to Muslim communities around


the world. Some refugees have been detained at airports today, and are


being represented by civil rights groups launching legal action. The


full extent of this order may not be clear but already the consequences


are being felt and challenged. Alex Forsyth.


Serena Williams has beaten her older sister, Venus, in the final


of the Australian Open to win a record-breaking 23rd


The 35-year-old will now reclaim her Number One ranking.


Our sports correspondent, Katherine Downes, reports.


In the field of sporting achievement, she now stands alone.


This latest victory a defining chapter in the legend


The twist in the tale - only her sister could


deny her and open era record 23rd grand slam.


And Venus had her own fairy tale to write, 36 years old,


back from career threatening illness, now with the chance


of another grand slam title eight years since her last.


But after initial frustration, Serena refound that


Venus made her little sister fight for her piece of history.


Serena's the history maker, but together she and Venus have


She's my inspiration, she's the only reason I'm standing


here today and the only reason the Williams sisters exist,


The record broken, she has nothing left to prove, but being Serena,


Tributes have been paid to the actor Sir John Hurt,


He'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer.


His career spanned over six decades and more than 120 films -


including the Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter.


His widow said he was the "most sublime of actors", who brought "joy


John Hurt, as the deranged Roman Emperor Caligula


Well, of course I ordered no triumphs.


Do you think I'd order triumph for myself?


Yes, and you took me at my word, didn't you?


I wear rouge, I wear mascara on my eyelashes, I dye my hair,


I wear flamboyant clothes, far more outre than


He was an unusual actor, instantly recognisable,


Here, he played the flamboyantly gay Quentin Crisp.


People said tt was a brave part to take on.


Many people said "Don't do that, you'll never work again", and so on.


And I said "But it's not about homosexuality, actually,


it's about the tenderness of the individual,


as opposed to the cruelty of the crowd, really".


His breakthrough had come in A Man For All Seasons


in 1966, a small part in an Oscar-winning film.


He earned an Oscar nomination himself for Midnight Express,


in which he played a heroin addict in a Turkish prison.


I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr Merrick.


And another for his performance as the hideously disfigured


Like Quentin Crisp, Merrick was an outsider


Late in his career, he reached new audiences in Harry Potter.


And in a guest appearance in Doctor Who.


Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that?


In one of his last performances, he played a dying screenwriter,


quoting lines from a famous Dylan Thomas poem.


Do not go gentle into that good night.


Old age should burn and rave at close of day.


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


I'll be back for the late news at 10.10pm.


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