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Veysel Eroglu

Turkey to scrap Prime Minister in new system: minister

ISTANBUL: Turkey is to scrap the office of the prime minister in a historic switch under a government-backed proposal for a new presidential system, a cabinet minister said on Thursday. Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu said there would be one and possibly two vice presidents under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the new format, which is expected to be submitted to a referendum next year. "There won't be prime ministry in the new system," he told the state-run news agency Anadolu. "In general there is a…