Boris Johnson: Britain to continue support Turkey's EU bid

Britain will continue to support Turkey's bid to join the European Union even after Britain itself leaves the bloc, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday.

Speaking at the start of a meeting with Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik, Johnson also said Turkey and Britain were united in the fight against terrorism.

Johnson, who has Turkish ancestry, is paying his first visit to Turkey as foreign secretary. The former mayor of London caused controversy in May by composing a vulgar poem that mocked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. British officials have said Johnson is expected to receive a "warm welcome" in Turkey despite the controversy over...