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Britain's Johnson in Turkey dismisses Erdogan poem as 'trivia'

British foreign minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday brushed off as "trivia" an offensive poem he wrote about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he talked up the strength of Ankara-London ties on his first visit to Turkey as top diplomat. Johnson, who is of partly Turkish ancestry, described Turkey as "the land of my fathers" and emphasised that some of his relatives had even worked in the foreign ministry.
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