Binali Yıldırım Elected as AKP President

A jacket rules Turkey.
Turkey’s incoming Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters in Ankara on May 23 the new list of cabinet positions will be prepared quickly and presented to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
While Erdoğan’s message was read, they have all stood up…
Binali Yıldırım has become new chair of the AKP receiving all of the valid votes, 1,405.
Turkish president consolidates power as he confirms new PM

Erdoğan takes step towards stronger presidential powers with confirmation of his long-time ally as new prime minister

Outgoing Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has urged his Justice and Development Party (AKP) to avoid political corruption during a farewell address at an extraordinary party convention, reiterating that he did not want to resign but was doing so for the party’s unity
Transport and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım was officially appointed as the chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on May 22. As the sole candidate in the race, Yıldırım received 1,405 votes at the party’s second ever extraordinary congress
Both the European Union and the United States have raised serious concerns over the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of dozens of Turkish lawmakers
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed his belief that the new government to be formed under confidant Binali Yıldırım will prioritize a systemic change to impose a presidential system on the country
David Cameron suggests defence minister is lying over Turkey joining EU

Penny Mordaunt’s claim is ‘absolutely wrong’ and UK has veto on countries joining EU, PM tells Robert Peston

David Cameron has in effect accused leave campaigners, including his own defence minister, Penny Mordaunt, of lying about the prospect of Turkey joining the EU.

HDP has called on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and participants of the first WHS in Istanbul to use the summit to “mobilize international mechanisms to respond to alarming violations of universal human rights within and around the borders of Turkey”

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