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Erdogan wins Turkish presidency, vows 'new era'

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won the Turkish presidency in an easy election triumph, promising a "new era" with him as a powerful head of state despite fears the country is creeping towards one-man rule. 

Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrate his victory in the presidential election vote in front of the AKP party headquarters in Ankara on August 10, 2014

With Turkey still deeply polarised after bitter 2013 protests, Erdogan has vowed to shake up the country's political system to make the president its number one figure.

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