With prospective change of premier, Turkey's Erdogan aims at stronger presidency

May 5, 2016 10:04 AM

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With prospective change of premier, Turkey's Erdogan aims at stronger presidency

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey could face an early general election this year after the prospective removal of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, unnerving investors and testing relations with Europe as President Tayyip Erdogan accelerates his drive for a stronger presidency.

The ruling AK Party is set to replace Davutoglu as its leader, and therefore as premier, at an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, five senior party officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

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