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Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu to quit amid reports of Erdogan rift

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Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu to quit amid reports of Erdogan rift

5 May 2016

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Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at an extraordinary congress of his ruling AK Party later this month. Mr Davutoglu is believed to have fallen from favour because he disapproved of Mr Erdogan's plans to move Turkey to a presidential system of government. But in a speech, Mr Davutoglu pledged his loyalty to President Erdogan, saying he bore no anger against anyone. His successor will be chosen when the congress meets on 22 May.

When the end came, it was swift and brutal. Ahmet Davutoglu bowed out after crossing the man with the real power: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr Davutoglu was expected to be a pliant prime minister but disagreed with some of Mr Erdogan's more controversial policies and crucially wavered in his support to change the constitution to boost the president's powers. His resignation means Mr Erdogan tightens his control of Turkey and is likely to install a more obedient prime minister. It will worry many Western leaders who find the divisive Mr Erdogan difficult to handle. And it plunges this crucial country into a political crisis amid security threats and rows over the clampdown on human rights and free speech. The message from President Erdogan to Mr Davutoglu's successor is clear: follow my lead or you'll face the same fate.

Turkey is incrementally going to hell in a hand-basket.
 

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Simpleχity;1065834141 said:
Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu to quit amid reports of Erdogan rift



Turkey is incrementally going to hell in a hand-basket.

It is going the way that was to be expected after the Europeans told them they wouldn't be joining the EU. That wacked the politicians that had been supporting entry and had forced through laws required for entry but hated. Those politicians are gone or are unsupported. The Muslim traditionalists gained power and are now doing their thing.

The Europeans were warned of this over and again, but would not listen.
 
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