Turkey’s ruling AK party has unanimously elected Transport Minister Binali Yildirim as the new party leader.
TRT World (
trtworld) <a href="https://twitter.com/trtworld/status/734391434707652608">May 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> His validation means he now becomes the country's incoming prime minister replacing Ahmet Davutoglu. <b></b> An Ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Yildirim will now push through wider reaching powers for the presidency. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Erdogan's ally, Binali Yildirim (below left), will be Turkey's new prime minister<a href="https://t.co/ifZZWk7u3j">https://t.co/ifZZWk7u3j</a> <a href="https://t.co/hZoBPfMPd5">pic.twitter.com/hZoBPfMPd5</a></p>— Financial Times (FT) May 19, 2016
“The most important thing we have to do now is to legalise the current political situation and end this confusion. A new constitution and the presidential system is the way to do that.”
Critics fear that Erdoğan is simply furthering his own ambitions.