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How Turkey’s recent political shakeup will have wide-ranging impact

The resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu could affect both the country’s economy and anti-IS efforts; new report scrutinizes US military aid to Egypt as human rights abuses persist; Al-Monitor’s reporter in the news.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2CY0J

Erdogan consolidates power following Davotoglu exit

Following Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s announcement May 5 that he was resigning as head of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and giving up the premiership, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to consolidate power.

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