Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in yesterday’s poll.

Parliament has been weakened and the post of prime minister abolished, as measures approved in a controversial referendum last year take effect.

According to BBC News, defeated opposition candidate Muharrem Ince said Turkey was now entering a dangerous period of “one-man rule”.

Mr. Erdogan polled nearly 53% in the most fiercely fought election in years.

Mr. Ince received just 31%, despite a lively campaign attracting huge crowds.

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