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Turkey: Ex-PM made parliament speaker after office abolished

Jul. 12, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Parliament has elected former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as its speaker. Legislators in the 600-seat assembly elected 62-year-old Yildirim with 335 votes in a third round of balloting on Thursday. Turkey this week formally switched to an executive system of government...

Erdogan names Cabinet for Turkish presidency with new powers

Jul. 9, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named the members of his new Cabinet after he was sworn in Monday under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers and which critics think gives him far too much control. Mevlut Cavusoglu will remain as Turkey's foreign minister...

Turkey: 30,000 Syrians eligible to vote on Sunday

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is quoted as saying that 30,000 Syrians who acquired Turkish nationality are eligible to vote in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections. The Hurriyet newspaper and other media said Yildirim made the comments Tuesday in the city of...