Official: Turkey to take up presidential system in January
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ANKARA, Turkey — A senior ruling party official says Turkey's parliament could debate
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a presidential system that would give his largely ceremonial presidency executive powers. He is frequently accused of running the government in breach of the constitution.
Opposition parties strongly oppose a presidential system they say would allow Erdogan to rule unchecked. But the nationalist party declared Tuesday that it nevertheless supports a referendum on the issue.
Hayati Yazici, a deputy chairman for the ruling Justice and Development Party, told NTV television in an interview Wednesday that