Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves bill that will give him unprecedented executive powers

Turkish public will vote on proposed constitutional changes in referendum announced for April

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a controversial bill that could see him stay in office until 2029, before it goes to a country-wide referendum.

Under the proposed far-reaching changes to the executive branch of government, the power to appoint and dismiss government ministers would become the duty of the president rather than the prime minister.

The reform would also allow Mr Erdogan to become leader of the ruling party while in office again, and possibly stay in office for another 12 years.



MORE:   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/recep-tayyip-erdogan-sign-bill-new-executive-powers-turkish-president-turkey-parliament-greater-a7573876.html

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