: Daily Mail: Turkish Prime Minister finally resigns from his post

09:21 May. 23, 2016

Daily Mail: Turkish Prime Minister finally resigns from his post

Head of the governing Justice and Development Party and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu salutes supporters during the party congress in Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2016 (AP Photo)

Davutoglu's resignation paves the way for key ally of President Erdogan to be installed as new leader 

Turkey's prime minister has resigned, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mr Erdogan's office said Ahmet Davutoglu quit hours after the ruling party confirmed transport and communications minister Binali Yildirim as its new chairman at an extraordinary party convention.

Mr Yildirim immediately expressed allegiance to the Turkish leader and vowed to follow his path. Mr Erdogan is to formally ask Mr Yildirim to form a new government but Mr Davutoglu remains caretaker prime minister until that happens. 

Mr Davutoglu announced earlier this month that he was stepping down amid differences with Mr Erdogan. Full story 


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