British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (R) visits Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep province, Turkey, Sept. 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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Boris Johnson Monday made his first visit to Turkey as Britain's foreign minister, months after leading the successful "Brexit" campaign that played on anti-Turkish sentiments.Johnson, one of the most prominent public faces of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, previously made a strong case for Turkish membership of the bloc.A spokeswoman for the British embassy in Ankara told AFP that Johnson had arrived in Turkey, where he is to meet Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.Johnson landed in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border to visit a refugee camp, the private Dogan news agency reported.Turkey, a fierce opponent of President Bashar Assad, is playing host to nearly three million Syrian refugees who have fled the war, and pressing for a safe zone on the Syrian side of the border to house refugees.
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