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August 10, 2014


Turkey's Premier Will Expand Power from New Post

"Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has led Turkey for more than a decade, is set to become the country's first popularly elected president, apparently cruising to a victory on Sunday that positioned him to be the dominant political figure here for at least five more years," the New York Times reports.

"The news media declared the victory even though official results will not be published for several days. It came after the most tumultuous year of Mr. Erdogan's tenure in national politics, when he was challenged by sweeping antigovernment protests and a corruption investigation focused on him and those around him. He has emerged not only as a survivor but as someone who, analysts predict, will look to expand his power from the office of the presidency."














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