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Erdogan to return as ruling party chief after vote victory

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return as chairman of Turkey's ruling party on Sunday in a special congress, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in the controversial April referendum on expanding his powers. Erdogan rejoined the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on May 2 after the public approved changes to create an executive presidency on April 16. Under the old constitution, the head of state had to sever ties with their political party and Erdogan left as AKP chairman in August 2014…