Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not

January 27, 2015 1:55 PM

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Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not

ANKARA (Reuters) - A grand new palace, toothless opposition and fawning ruling party have helped Tayyip Erdogan craft a powerful role as Turkey's head of state; but elections may yet deny him his goal of a full executive presidency and sow political uncertainty.

Erdogan, accused by critics of suppressing checks to his power in the judiciary and media, said this week the question of constitutional change to cement the presidency should be a central issue in polls to be held by early June.

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