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

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

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The Prime Minister has been visiting Ankara for talks

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Turkey's President Erdogan said the visit was an opportunity

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to strengthen ties and deepen cooperation.

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

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A morning at the Palace, the presidential palace,

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meeting a president used to doing, perhaps, whatever it

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

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

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to make British concerns about his behaviour clear.

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

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Now it is important that Turkey sustains that democracy,

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by maintaining the rule of law and upholding its international

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human rights obligations, as the government has undertaken

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

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to host Prime Minister Theresa May here in Turkey.

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

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will yield success for both of our countries.

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Just as Theresa May was the first leader to enter

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the Trump White House, she has today become the first

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Western leader to come to President Erdogan Golden Palace

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

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Urging the importance of human rights, though,

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

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

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The Prime Minister able to enjoy the parade.

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And appear alongside her counterpart to announce a deal where British

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

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that Downing Street hopes could bring in billions.

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But questions about her other new friend, President Trump,

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After the American leader banned some Muslims

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

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Well, the United States is responsible for the United States

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The United Kingdom is responsible for the United Kingdom's

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While marking the past, Theresa May is following her own

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

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like the rest of us, are sometimes judged

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Lawyers in the United States have lodged a challenge

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to an executive order - signed by President Trump -

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

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Muslim countries from entering the US.

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The ban includes stopping those with a resident permit,

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

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That order has caused confusion and panic among travellers with some

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people being turned back from US bound flights.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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President Trump made sweeping changes to policies for refugees and

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

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new vetting measures, to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of

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

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The executive order specifically mention suspending entry from seven

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countries, with predominantly Muslim populations. People from those areas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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many have condemned the message it sends to Muslim communities around

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

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being represented by civil rights groups launching legal action. The

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

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are being felt and challenged. Alex Forsyth.

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

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

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

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Our sports correspondent, Katherine Downes, reports.

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

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This latest victory a defining chapter in the legend

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The twist in the tale - only her sister could

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deny her and open era record 23rd grand slam.

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

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back from career threatening illness, now with the chance

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of another grand slam title eight years since her last.

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But after initial frustration, Serena refound that

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

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

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

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here today and the only reason the Williams sisters exist,

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

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Tributes have been paid to the actor Sir John Hurt,

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He'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

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

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including the Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter.

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

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John Hurt, as the deranged Roman Emperor Caligula

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Well, of course I ordered no triumphs.

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Do you think I'd order triumph for myself?

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

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

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I wear flamboyant clothes, far more outre than

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He was an unusual actor, instantly recognisable,

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Here, he played the flamboyantly gay Quentin Crisp.

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People said tt was a brave part to take on.

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

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

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it's about the tenderness of the individual,

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

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His breakthrough had come in A Man For All Seasons

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

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He earned an Oscar nomination himself for Midnight Express,

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

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

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And another for his performance as the hideously disfigured

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Like Quentin Crisp, Merrick was an outsider

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

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And in a guest appearance in Doctor Who.

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Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that?

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

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quoting lines from a famous Dylan Thomas poem.

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Do not go gentle into that good night.

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Old age should burn and rave at close of day.

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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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

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