Foreign Secretary David Cameron has threatened to close the SNP’s network of ‘pretend embassies’ after Humza Yousaf met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The First Minister met the Turkish president at COP28 in Dubai without a UK official present and discussed calls for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas.

In a letter to External Affairs Secretary Angus Robertson, seen by the Scottish Daily Express, Lord Cameron said that was a clear breach of the protocol agreed by the Scottish and UK governments.

He wrote: “It is critical that the UK presents a consistent message to our international partners and that the devolution settlements are respected. We must ensures that UK foreign policy, a reserved matter, is coherent and that we speak with one voice to the international community.

“I remain open to discussing a constructive way forward. However, any further breaches of the protocol… will result in no further FCDO facilitation of meetings or logistical support. We will also need to consider the presence of Scottish Government offices in UK Government posts.”

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