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Erdogan assumes greater powers as Turkey’s new era begins

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in for his second term as head of the state on Monday, taking on greater powers than any Turkish leader for decades under a new system condemned by opponents as autocratic. Erdogan, who has transformed Turkey by allowing Islam to play a greater role in public life and boosting the country's international stature, will take his oath almost two years after defeating a bloody attempted coup. The inauguration in parliament after Erdogan's June election victory will be…