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Erdogan nominated for Turkey presidency

01.07.14 @ 13:35

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Tuesday nominated by the ruling AK Party to become Turkey's first directly elected president in the August vote. Erdogan, 60 has been in power since 2003 and is barred by internal party rules from running as prime minister again.