Boris Johnson's poem about Turkey's president Erdogan is a bit awkward now he's foreign secretary

Josh Barrie@JoshBythesea
Saturday 16 July 2016 15:20
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The UK's new foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be keeping a close eye on events in Turkey right now.

On Friday night an attempted coup to oust president Recep Erdoğan left more than 161 people dead.

With such a tentative situation still going on, others are remembering a poem penned by Johnson that won him £1,000 in a Spectator magazine poetry competition.

The publication, of which Johnson used to be the editor, asked readers to write the most offensive poem they could about President Erdoğan.

Johnson's, a limerick, goes like this:

There was a young fellow from Ankara

Who was a terrific wankerer

Till he sowed his wild oats

With the help of a goat

But he didn’t even stop to thankera.

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