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Turkish MPs back new constitution increasing Erdogan’s powers

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Youtube.

PanARMENIAN.Net – Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to BBC News.

There will be a second round of voting later this week and, if approved, a referendum will follow.

Critics claim it amounts to a power grab by Erdogan. But the president says the changed system will resemble those in France and the United States.

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