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Turkish PM Says Finalizing Constitutional Change to Bolster Erdogan Powers

Turkey's ruling AK Party is finalizing plans to formally cement President Tayyip Erdogan's powers by creation of an executive presidency and will meet the nationalist opposition to iron out details, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. Erdogan has long sought constitutional change to strengthen what had been in the past a largely ceremonial position. Unrivaled in popularity, he has turned the presidency into a powerful vehicle for his ambitions, bolstered since a...

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