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Erdogan Chairs Turkish Cabinet Meeting, Pushing Presidential Powers

Tayyip Erdogan became the first Turkish president to chair a cabinet meeting in more than a decade on Monday, furthering his drive for a stronger presidency and fueling concern among critics that he is accumulating too much power. Erdogan, who had already dominated Turkish politics for a decade as prime minister when he won the presidency last August, has made no secret of his desire to transform the previously largely ceremonial role. He has made clear he believes the direct nature of...

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