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In Rare Move, Turkish President Convenes Cabinet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened a Cabinet meeting in a rare move Monday, raising concerns among critics of a power grab from what was once a largely ceremonial position. Erdogan, who was prime minister for 11 years before his election in August, became the first president in more than a decade to chair a Cabinet session. Current Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the president was acting within the powers granted by the constitution. Erdogan insists that as the...

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