Jul 25 2018

No seat is safe in new presidential system, says Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned on Wednesday that anyone appointed to any could be removed from office and no seat was guaranteed under Turkey’s new executive presidential system, independent news site T24 reported.

The country’s new executive presidency came into effect after last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Under the new system, the president forms government, appoints ministers, vice-presidents, as well as high-level bureaucrats.

Erdoğan ahead of a trip to South Africa to attend a conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, said developments in neighbouring Syria, where Turkey maintains a military operation, were “not as desired.”