Official: Turkey to take up presidential system in January
ANKARA, Turkey – A senior ruling party official says Turkey's parliament could debate constitutional reforms to usher in a presidential system early next year, with a possible referendum on the issue in April.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a presidential system that would give his largely ceremonial presidency executive powers. He is frequently accused of running the government in breach of the constitution.
Opposition parties strongly oppose a presidential system they say would allow Erdogan to rule unchecked. But the nationalist party declared Tuesday that it nevertheless... read more
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