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Erdogan's grip on Turkey tightens as he retakes control of ruling party

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Mr Erdogan, who has already defanged Turkey's military, neutralised the opposition and subordinated the press, will now wipe out any vestiges of dissent within the ruling party, Turkish media reported.

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TURKEY'S President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday took back control of the ruling party he founded, a step that gives the nation's most powerful man additional authority to appoint loyalists to parliament lists and party posts across the nation.

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