Just days after winning an absolute majority in a general election, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for constitutional change to widen his powers. Erdogan wants to become an executive president, as in the United States.
Greek Cyprus leader Nicos Anastasiades has announced a presidential bid for the January 2018 election, pledging to revive reunification talks that collapsed in July. Anastasiades promised he would not seek a third term.
Turkey's president called Washington's actions in the wake of a controversial arrest "unacceptable." Amid accusations of harboring a suspected Gulenist, US diplomats have denied hiding him at the consulate in Istanbul.
Turkey and the US have been at loggerheads since Ankara arrested a Turkish national who worked for the US mission there. Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay says the crisis is deeply scarring for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey's President Recep Erdogan is on his way to Serbia – along with a phalanx of welcomed investors. It is more than an economic visit: Ankara is looking for political inroads to the EU's backyard.
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