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Erdogan says he has never exceeded his authority

23 June 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will encourage the formation of a new government in line with the people’s expectation.

“As President, I will encourage the formation of a new government as soon as possible in line with my people’s will and expectation,” Erdogan said in an address to the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly in Istanbul on 21st June.

He also responded to the recent statements of political parties which called on him to remain within the boundaries of the presidential authorities mandated by the charter. “Some people use remarks such as: ‘the President should withdraw to his authorities. I am quite aware of my authorities in the written constitution. During my 40 years in politics, I have always acted in line with the constitution. I know very well how to use the authorities and responsibilities of the presidency given by the constitution. I don’t need any instructions for that,” said Erdogan.