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Erdogan says to announce presidency bid in May

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan said that a presidential system in Turkey would be more efficient than a parliamentary one.


Following a special parliamentary session held Wednesday on the anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Parliament, Erdogan told reporters that he is scheduled to meet with President Abdullah Gul on Thursday evening to discuss the upcoming presidential elections.

Regarding his potential presidency bid, Erdogan said it will be announced in May.

“I have always believed that Turkey should have a presidential system. If you look at developed countries, you will find that they all transitioned to either a presidential or semi-presidential system,” Erdogan said.

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