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Turkish Commission Sets up Vote on Expanding Powers of Erdogan

A Turkish parliamentary commission Friday cleared a set of draft constitutional amendments that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The constitutional commission approved the reforms at the end of a 17-hour session that lasted into the early hours of Friday, opening the way for deliberations and a vote in the full assembly in January, with a possible referendum in the spring.   The reforms would turn the largely ceremonial presidency into one where...

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