Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
There are some disagreements between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the TGRT TV channel quoted Burhan Kuzu, head of the Turkish parliament's Constitutional Commission, as saying May 5.
Kuzu didn't specify the reason, but noted that disagreements are quite normal in a country with a parliamentary system of governance and a strong president.
He noted that although according to Turkey's constitution the president's powers are limited, the members of the ruling Justice and Development Party should consider President Erdogan's opinion in the issues related to the party's policy, as he is one of the founders of the party.
It was earlier reported that a congress will be held in mid-May and the ruling party's current chairman, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will not run for that position again.
The decision to hold the extraordinary congress was made at a meeting between Erdogan and Davutoglu on May 4.
Candidates for the chairman position at the Justice and Development Party were named May 5.
The Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Binali Yildirim, Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, and the ruling party's vice chairman Mehmet Ali Sahin are among the candidates.
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