: BBC: Turkey's incoming PM urges move to presidential rule

17:23 May. 22, 2016

BBC: Turkey's incoming PM urges move to presidential rule

Binali Yildirim, Turkey's incoming Prime Minister and founding member of the AKP, Turkey’s governing party, and his wife Semiha Yildirim salute supporters during party congress in Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo)

Ruling AK Party confirms Binali Yildirim as its leader 

The ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is set to become the country's new prime minister has called for a move to presidential rule.

Addressing a congress of the ruling AK Party before it confirmed him as party leader, Binali Yildirim called for a new constitution.

He said it was time to make the current "de facto situation" a "legal" one.

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