Boris Johnson wrongly denies stirring Turkey fears in Brexit campaign

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Letter undermines Johnson’s claim he ‘didn’t make any remarks about Turkey, mate’

A speech by Boris Johnson designed to burnish his leadership credentials has been overshadowed by his incorrect claim that he “didn’t say anything about Turkey” during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

The former foreign secretary tried to argue he had no need to apologise for Vote Leave’s warnings that Turks could come to the UK if the country were to join the EU, because he had not made them himself.

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