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Turkish transport minister set to replace Davutoglu as prime minister

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By Euronews
Turkish transport minister set to replace Davutoglu as prime minister

<p>Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (<span class="caps">AKP</span>) has selected transport minister Binali Yildirim as its next leader.</p> <p>Yildirim replaces Ahmet Davutoglu who announced his resignation on May 5.</p> <p>The decision is set to be ratified by the <span class="caps">AKP</span>’s convention on Sunday. </p> <p>He would then take up the office of prime minister.</p>