His validation means he now becomes the country's incoming prime minister replacing Ahmet Davutoglu. An Ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdo\u011fan Yildirim will now push through wider reaching powers for the presidency.

Erdogan's ally, Binali Yildirim (below left), will be Turkey's new prime ministerhttps://t.co/ifZZWk7u3jpic.twitter.com/hZoBPfMPd5

— Financial Times (FT) May 19, 2016 \u201cThe 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.\u201d New Turkish PM backs constitution to strengthen Erdogan https://t.co/wOLTmnkJAJ pic.twitter.com/vYyeHImSv9\u2014 Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 22, 2016 Critics fear that Erdo\u011fan is simply furthering his own ambitions.", "dateCreated": "2016-05-22 17:25:12", "dateModified": "2016-05-22 17:25:12", "datePublished": "2016-05-22 17:25:12", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333410/1440x810_333410.jpg", "width": "1440px", "height": "810px", "caption": "Turkey's ruling AK party has unanimously elected Transport Minister Binali Yildirim as the new party leader.", "thumbnail": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333410/385x202_333410.jpg", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "euronews", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews-logo-main-blue-403x60.png" } }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Euronews", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Euronews", "legalName": "Euronews", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews-logo-main-blue-403x60.png", "width": "403px", "height": "60px" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] }, "video": { "@type": "VideoObject", "name": "Turkey's new PM to push through Erdo\u011fan's constitutional change", "description": "Turkey's ruling AK party has unanimously elected Transport Minister Binali Yildirim as the new party leader.", "thumbnailUrl": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333410/385x202_333410.jpg", "width": "385px", "height": "202px", "uploadDate": "2016-05-22 17:25:12", "duration": "PT57S", "contentUrl": "https://video.euronews.com/mp4/med/EN/NW/SU/en/160522_NWSU_170A0-104308_E.mp4", "embedUrl": "/embed/2707509", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Euronews", "legalName": "Euronews", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews-logo-main-blue-403x60.png", "width": "403px", "height": "60px" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] } } }, { "@type": "BreadcrumbList", "itemListElement": [ { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 1, "name": "Home", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/" }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 2, "name": "News", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/news" }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 3, "name": "World", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/news/international" }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 4, "name": "Turkey's new PM to push through Erdo\u011fan's constitutional change", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/2016/05/22/turkey-s-new-pm-to-push-through-erdogan-s-constitutional-change" } ] }, { "@type": "WebSite", "name": "Euronews.com", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "potentialAction": { "@type": "SearchAction", "target": "https://www.euronews.com/search?query={search_term_string}", "query-input": "required name=search_term_string" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] } ] }
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Turkey's new PM to push through Erdoğan's constitutional change

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Turkey's new PM to push through Erdoğan's constitutional change

Turkey’s ruling AK party has unanimously elected Transport Minister Binali Yildirim as the new party leader.


“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.