Boris Johnson, 'Turkey is a vital partner for the UK'

Boris Johnson arrived for his first official visit to Turkey on Sunday

Boris Johnson, 'Turkey is a vital partner for the UK'

World Bulletin / News Desk

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in Turkey for two day visit to express solidarity after the failed July 15 coup, according to a written statement issued by Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sept. 25. 

Johnson, who has Turkish heritage, will meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik.

He will also visit the parliament compound to see the damage that was done during the coup attempt.  
Regional and international issues, as well as opportunities to enhance cooperation between Turkey and Britain, will be considered at the talks, read the statement.

The visit comes after Johnson made a series of controversial references to Turkey during the recent referendum campaign in the U.K. to leave the EU. He also raised eyebrows in April after writing a crude poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan or an “offensive poetry competition” run by the British political magazine The Spectator.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Eylül 2016, 09:34