Turkey’s new prime minister wants presidential regime

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The new Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim and his wife Semiha greet supporters in Ankara, Turkey, 22 May 2016.

Turkey’s new prime minister wants presidential regime


The worst fears of Turkey’s opposition became reality on Sunday: the new prime minister Binali Yildirim started his mandate by calling for a move to a presidential regime.

He said it was time to make the current "de facto situation" a "legal" one.
Binali Yildirim, the transportation and communications minister and a founding member of the ruling party, replaced Ahmet Davutoglu who stepped down amid growing differences with Erdogan, including his wish to overhaul the constitution to give the ...


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