Turkish parliament backs plan to strengthen Presidency
The plan could allow Tayyip Erdogan to stay in office until 2029.
Turkish parliament has backed a plan to strengthen the powers of the presidency.
The plan also paved the way for a referendum on the issue which, if passed, could allow President Tayyip Erdogan to stay in office until 2029.
The constitutional reform bill was approved with 339 votes in the 550-member assembly
Meanwhile, President Erdogan says the reform will provide stability in the European Union candidate country at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past.