FURIOUS protesters clash with police outside Downing Street as Turkey’s controversial President Erdogan met Theresa May at No 10.
Six were arrested as hundreds demonstrated against the totalitarian leader.
But the PM rolled out a red carpet for him as a visiting head of state and did a deal on evidence to convict returning jihadis.
The Queen held a private audience with him at Buckingham Palace.
Sharing a platform with him after talks on trade and security, the PM said: “When foreign fighters are coming to the UK from Turkey, we are looking at arrangements which would enable that to happen with evidence transferred so the UK authorities are able to take action.”
The PM also insisted she had raised human rights issues with President Erdogan.
But the Turkey boss, who had called an election for next month, faced a grilling from British journalists over how the poll will be fair after he locked up 200 journalists.
Angry Mr Erdogan hit back: “The information you are getting are wrong. You have to make a distinction between a journalist and terrorists.
“Terrorists do not make good journalists.”
Critics accused the PM of “cosying up” to the totalitarian leader for economic reasons.
Mr Erdogan, who is on a three-day visit, has faced condemnation for purging his opponents, continuing decades of Turkish opposition to Kurdish autonomy and targeting Kurds fighting Islamic State in Syria.
Violence erupted outside Downing Street as furious Kurdish demonstrators clashed with cops.
They shouted “Turkish state, fascist state” and waved banners branding him a terrorist and accusing him of human rights abuses, after he arrested scores of opponents and hundreds of journalists.
Cops wrestled protesters to the ground, as they claimed Britain was supporting a dictator for economic reasons.
Kurdish woman Meryl, 27, from London – who did not want to give her surname for fear of reprisals – pleaded for the PM to “stop supporting Turkey” and added: “He is literally killing humans – Kurdish children, babies, every human being.
“There are no human rights for Kurds in Turkey. If you are Kurdish, you get killed, you get raped.”
Another protester, Fero Firat, said: “Since 2015 he has killed over 1,000 civilians in the Kurdish region.
“Theresa May is selling weapons to Turkey and he is here, probably for that reason.
“Our demand for the Prime Minister in the UK is not to sell weapons to Erdogan because he is using them against civilians.”
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But the PM insisted she had raised human rights issues with the Turkish leader, adding: “I have underlined to President Erdogan that we want to see democratic values and international human rights obligations upheld.”
Further down Whitehall, separated by a large police presence, a small counter-demonstration of Erdogan supporters waved Turkish flags.
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