Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu resigns

    Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu resigns

    May 5, Ankara: Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced his resignation in a dramatic turn of events that will boost the power of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

    Davutoglu is believed to have fallen from favour having disapproved of Erdogan's plans to move Turkey to a presidential system of government.

    But in a speech, Davutoglu pledged his loyalty to President Erdogan, saying he bore no anger to anyone. His successor will be chosen when the congress meets on 22 May.

    Earlier on Thursday, presidential aide Cemil Ertem said there would be no snap elections following the appointment of a new leader.

    He also told Turkish TV that the country and its economy would stabilise further "when a prime minister more closely aligned with President Erdogan takes office".

    The Oslo Times


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