Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attends a meeting in Ankara on August 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN
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Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks set to maintain his influence on daily politics after being sworn in next week, with close allies likely to take on Cabinet posts in a new government and his economic team expected to remain largely intact.Outgoing President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was likely to take over as chairman of the party and become the next prime minister, rekindling speculation about the shape of the new Cabinet.Senior AK officials told Reuters that ministers responsible for the economy would remain in place under Davutoglu, and that close Erdogan allies including his top aide Yalcin Akdogan and intelligence chief Hakan Fidan might be given Cabinet positions.
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