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Davis: Article 50 legislation to be introduced 'in days'

David Davis maintains Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March Credit: House of Commons

Legislation to ensure the Government can trigger Article 50 by the end of March will be introduced "within days."

Brexit Secretary David Davis maintained Theresa May will stick to her timetable to leave the EU - despite losing its Supreme Court Brexit battle.

Speaking in the House of Commons, the Tory MP said the ruling - which stated that May needs Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50 - would not derail Government plans.

He said the Supreme Court ruling did not affect the fact Britain will be leaving the EU in line with the result of the 2016 referendum, telling MPs: "There can be no turning back.

"The point of no return was passed on June 23 last year."

Theresa May to meet Recep Erdogan in Turkey

Theresa May and Recep Erdogan will meet Credit: PA

Theresa May will visit Turkey on Saturday to meet the country's President Recep Erdogan.

Downing Street announced on Tuesday plans for the Prime Minister to travel to the Mediterranean country.

It is expected the pair will discuss the struggle against terror groups such as so-called Islamic State.

Turkey was the target of a terrorist attack in the early hours of New Year's Day when a gunman shot dead 39 people in a popular Istanbul nightclub.

It will also be May's first visit to Turkey as PM and comes in the wake of Erdogan's clampdown on opponents following the failed coup in July last year.

The Prime Minister will fly direct to Ankara from the US, where she is meeting Donald Trump on Friday.

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