Turkey welcomed “the existing common political will” to further develop the relations with the U.K. after Brexit, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

“In the new period, relations between Turkey and the U.K. will provide significant opportunities to enhance regional and global stability as well as both parties’ interests,” the ministry said in a written statement.

Three-and-a-half years after 2016 referendum, when the clocks strike 11 p.m. (2300GMT) in London or midnight in Brussels, the U.K.-EU partnership will be done and dusted in technical terms.

The ministry underlined that while leaving the EU, the U.K. will remain “one of

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