Turkey's Prime Minister To Step Down As President Erdogan Pushes For More Power

May 5, 2016 12:23 PM

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pose for a photograph at the start of a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday. Davutoglu announced Thursday he would resign.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu — who is supposed to be in charge of the government, according to the country's Constitution — abruptly announced he won't seek to continue in office, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to press for more executive power.

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