Turkey's Erdogan to start chairing cabinet meetings, extending power

December 16, 2014 4:15 PM

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Turkey's Erdogan to start chairing cabinet meetings, extending power

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will begin chairing cabinet meetings in January, senior officials told Reuters on Tuesday, extending his power as head of state even without the full presidential system he has long coveted.

Erdogan, who dominated politics for more than a decade as prime minister, became Turkey's first directly elected president in August and has vowed to wield far greater influence than predecessors, who took a largely ceremonial role.

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