In a disputed vote, just over 51 percent of Turks decided to change their constitution, approving Erdogan's proposed presidential system in place of the current parliamentary regime. Opposition parties have challenged the results.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has put himself in charge of a $40-billion state wealth fund that he said failed to reach the "desired" goals. His son-in-law, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, serves as deputy.
Turkey has voted in historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Despite the controversial vote, Erdogan claimed victory. The road ahead will be hard for the opposition and its supporters, writes DW’s Seda Serdar.
Turkey's new presidential system will officially enter into force on Monday. That will give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers that no democratically elected leader of Turkey has ever had.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to hold greater powers than any other Turkish leader has seen in decades. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder was among the dozens of world leaders attending the lavish ceremony.
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