FORMER London Mayor and chief campaigner for Brexit Boris Johnson has won an offensive poetry competition with a limerick about a goat and the Turkish president.
The competition was launched after Recep Tayyip Erdogan implemented new blasphemy laws in a bid to prevent himself from criticism in Turkey.
Many critics in the eastern state have been imprisoned, while journalists and political rivals have been arrested as Erdogan cracks down.
Meanwhile, comedian Jan Böhmermann will face prosecution in Germany after Angela Merkel succumbed to complaints from the Turkish government about a poem read by the comic during a late-night programme.
In response satirical magazine The Spectator launched its 'The President Erdogan Offensive Poetry Competition', calling for writers to send in their limericks insulting the Turkish leader.
It said: "The aim of the competition is to be as filthy and insulting as possible about Recep Erdogan.
"Rhymes with some political point might be considered, but will inevitably take second-place to works which mull (for example) solely on President Erdogan’s reputed fondness for goats or his notorious untrustworthiness in the vicinity of any public zoo."
Launched on April 18, the publication has now announced its winner — the one and only Mr Johnson.
His entry read:
"There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific w*****er
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera."
Fellow competitors have taken to social media in reaction to the announcement, with some calling for all the best entries to be released.
One Twitter user said: "Can you please publish a few of the runner up poems? Will cheer up Turkish journalists who have just been jailed."
Another added: "Brilliant Boris. In a few years you will be arrested for that in England so might as well do it while we can."
Not all were pleased with the win however.
One tweeted: "Oats and goat? Anything goes these days."
Another said: "Disappointing I’m afraid; even my entry was better and I scrawled it in 5 minutes. At least it rhymed and scanned."
Mr Johnson has not yet confirmed what he will do with his £1,000 prize money, which was up for grabs after being donated by a reader.