Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish PM says he won’t be a traditional president

Confident that he will win presidential elections in the first round, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared that he will not be a “traditional president,” hinting that his term will include the unprecedented implementation of powers given to the country’s head of state by the Constitution.

Far from democratic politics

In Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “vision statement” for the upcoming presidential elections, he writes: “We should adopt democracy, not as a political model, but as a culture dominating every field of our lives.”

In the same statement, there is also the target of “setting an example of a state model to the world.”

PM Erdoğan to meet heads of chambers

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to meet with the heads of chambers of commerce and industry three days before the presidential elections on Aug. 10.

The Turkish Union of Chambers of Commodities Exchanges (TOBB) sent a letter to all chambers and called on its 500 members to make preparations for the council, which is scheduled to be held on Aug. 7.