Erdogan Named as Turkish PM

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00

Turkey's ruling party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been named as Prime Minister, days after winning a by-election - clearing the way for a fresh vote on US troop deployment. The president asked him to form a government after the resignation of Abdullah Gul, who had held the post since the Justice and Development (AK) Party swept to victory last November. Erdogan's arrival in the top job is expected to lead to a fresh parliamentary vote on whether to allow the deployment of tens of thousands of US troops in any war against Iraq.

The deployment was narrowly defeated in parliament on 1 March.

Once Mr Erdogan has formed his new cabinet, a second parliamentary vote can be expected in the coming days.

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