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Turkey's President Pursues Power at Any Price

MIN READMay 4, 2016 | 23:24 GMT

Turkey's prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, delivers a speech during a meeting of his Justice and Development Party. Tensions between the prime minister and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have led to speculation that Davutoglu may resign.

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For Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, meetings are a matter of weekly routine. On Wednesday, however, their usual state meeting was called a day early amid rumors that Davutoglu may step down because of differences with the president. Concerns over Turkey's governmental fractures come as the country juggles security and political imperatives in a region rocked by massive instability. In particular, Turkey is dealing with Kurdish militancy, both at home and in neighboring countries, while also finalizing a deal with the European Union to absorb millions of migrants....

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