Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan (Photo Credit: Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday a free trade deal with London would be signed on Tuesday and completed after Thursday, when Britain formally leaves the European Union.

The UK trade ministry said on Sunday the two nations will sign a deal that replicates the existing trading terms. The trading relationship was worth 18.6 billion pounds ($25.25 billion) in 2019.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Jonathan Spicer