Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

May 5, 2016 10:07 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country’s president to pursue a tighter trip on power.

“I decided that for the unity of the (ruling party) a change of chairman would be more appropriate. I am not considering running at the May 22 congress,” Davutoglu told the nation.

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