Looking for greater power, Turkey's Erdogan eyes allies for June vote

April 7, 2015 1:36 PM

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Looking for greater power, Turkey's Erdogan eyes allies for June vote

ANKARA (Reuters) - Close allies of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan are expected to feature in the ruling AK Party's list of candidates for a June parliamentary election due to be unveiled on Tuesday, as he seeks to cement support for stronger presidential powers.

Erdogan, who founded the AK Party more than a decade ago, handed the party reins to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu last August after becoming head of state.

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