The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya
Here is the news summary of the extraordinary day in Ankara:
- Turkey’s ruling party elected a new chair (live updates), Ahmet Davutoglu, who will also become Prime Minister.
- In the congress, Davutoğlu pledged harmony with outgoing Prime Minister Erdogan, who will become President tomorrow.
- Erdogan described Presidency as “a beginning, not a goodbye.” Almost everyone agrees that he will stay in active politics.
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Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be officially sworn in after winning the country’s first ever popular vote for head of state.
Hurriyet Daily News
“The first time I met her; she had no idea about the issue of my expertise. I gave her a briefing. When we met six months after, I found a woman who had done her homework, asking me all the right questions.”
‘One flag, one land, and only Erdoğan.’ That slogan had rarely been heard before, but it was often shouted in the Aug. 27 congress of AK Parti by members of its youth organization