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Turkey's parliament backs controversial constitutional changes

Mon, 16.01.2017 14:10



Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It will allow the president to appoint and dismiss ministers, give him more scope to declare an emergency and also abolish the post of prime minister for the first time in Turkish history. Instead there will be at least one vice-president.

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