Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fond of touting the strength of his relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama. But that doesnt mean hed want a U.S.-style presidency in Turkey.
For Mr. Erdogan, who has been spearheading calls to replace Turkeys current parliamentary system with an executive presidency, a U.S.-style executive would be too "clumsy to work here. Turkey should have a "Turkish system, meaning a single-body parliament instead of a congress divided into two houses, he said. (continue reading...)(...more)