Turkey's President Erdogan announces early elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday that the country will hold snap parliamentary and presiden...

Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 1:57 PM
Updated: Apr. 18, 2018 1:57 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday that the country will hold snap parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, more than a year earlier than they were due to take place.

The polls will be the first since a referendum last year that transformed Turkey's parliamentary democracy into a powerful executive presidency and handed Erdogan sweeping new powers.

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