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Turkey’s Erdogan says new Turkish cabinet to be formed Aug. 29

Bishkek (AKIpress) - erdogan Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today he will tap Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister after taking office as president tomorrow and the new government “will most probably be formed” on Aug. 29.

Erdogan spoke in Ankara before the election of Davutoglu, currently foreign minister, as chairman to head the ruling Ak Party when Erdogan cuts his party affiliation as required by Turkish law.

The new cabinet’s program is expected to be read at parliament on Sept. 1 and to face a vote of confidence on Sept. 6, Haberturk newspaper reported today, citing the party.

Erdogan will be sworn in as the first directly elected president in a ceremony at parliament tomorrow. He says he wants to turn the historically ceremonial presidency into an executive office.


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