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Commission adopts plan for expansion of power Erdogan well

Commission adopts plan for expansion of power Erdogan well

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A special commission of the Turkish parliament has plans approved the president more powers. This paved the way for the parliament to debate and vote.

The step led to heavy protests from the opposition. It is the intention of the islamic AKP of president Erdogan to the Turkish government to convert to a presidential system. It is the president is not only head of state but also head of government.

The function of premier will lapse.

The change would Erdogan a lot more power. The opposition fears a dictatorship.

In parliament, the AKP the support of the ultra-nationalist MHP, and hence a majority for the plans. After the vote in parliament should be there in the spring a referendum on.

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