Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference Wednesday at the presidential complex in Ankara, where he announced the upcoming electoral timetable. Photo: AFP 

Turkish president calls surprise early elections for June

A new political system that will increase the president’s powers will take effect a year earlier than expected; elections originally scheduled for November 2019 will now be held June 24

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference Wednesday at the presidential complex in Ankara, where he announced the upcoming electoral timetable. Photo: AFP 
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