Turkey's Erdogan says would run again for presidency if asked by party

By REUTERS
October 4, 2013 11:03

 
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ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said he would run for the presidency in elections due next year if asked to do so by his party.

Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for a decade, cannot run again as prime minister in a general election in 2015 according to the rules of his AK Party. He has long been expected to stand for a new executive presidency, although his plans to establish such an enhanced role have stalled.

"I have not made such a decision for sure yet. If I had made such a decision for sure, I would announce it," Erdogan said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster A Haber late on Thursday.

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