PARLIAMENT SET TO APPROVE SWEEPING NEW POWERS FOR PRESIDENT

TURKEY'S PARLIAMENT SET TO APPROVE SWEEPING NEW POWERS FOR PRESIDENT

MPS PASS ELEMENTS OF CONTROVERSIAL BILL THAT GRANTS BROAD POWERS TO COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

Erdogan became the first president to be elected by direct popular vote in 2014, after a campaign in which he pledged to use his power to reform the system.
Supporters of the reforms say Turkey needs to revise its outdated constitution, drafted in 1982 under military tutelage.
Under the new constitution, Erdogan will be able to stand in two more election cycles, potentially governing as a powerful executive until 2029.

A sweeping bill that will alter the Turkish constitution and grant broad powers to the president, Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, is on track to pass in parliament, paving the way for a historic spring referendum that could transform...

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