Turkey approved the candidacy of the future Prime Minister

В Турции утвердили кандидатуру будущего премьера

Turkey’s ruling party has approved a key ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as party leader and therefore as the new Prime Minister of the country, informs “Radio Freedom”.

The Minister of transport and communications and one of the founders of the party of justice and development party (AKP) Binali Yildirim was the only candidate at a party Congress on 22 may in Ankara. He was voted 1405 votes of delegates.

Yildirim will replace Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who resigns amid disagreements with Erdogan.

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Speaking at the Congress of the AKP, Yildirim said that the main priority of his government will be constitutional amendments on increasing the power of the President, who is now more of a ceremonial figure.

He also noted that the change of leadership will not change the fight against terrorist groups and vowed to continue the fight against the group “PKK” and the group “Islamic state”.

Erdogan is expected to give Yildirim a decree on the formation of a new government later today.

Note, Davutoglu held the position of Prime Minister on 28 August 2014.

Earlier, Davutoglu said that he would not run for Chairman of Turkey’s ruling party.

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