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Boris Johnson’s ascent to power celebrated in Turkish ancestral village


A village in central Turkey where Boris Johnson traces his ancestry to is abuzz with excitement and pride over the news that a man they see as one of their own has become the new Prime Minister of the UK.

Residents of the mainly farming village of Kalfat, in Cankiri province, 62 miles north of the Turkish capital Ankara, gathered at its main assembly place on Tuesday to celebrate after Mr Johnson won a Conservative Party leadership contest triggered by the resignation of Theresa May, according to town administrator, Bayram Tavukcu.

Mr Johnson took office as Prime Minister on Wednesday.

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