Turkey's President-elect Tayyip Erdogan (R) and with incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu wave as they leave the stage together during the Extraordinary Congress of the ruling AK Party in Ankara August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
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Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his bidding as he continues to rule Turkey from behind the scenes.His comments during a farewell speech to delegates of his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, come amid widespread expectations that Davutoglu would take more of a backseat role and that Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for over a decade, would maintain his grip on government.The former foreign minister will be asked to form the new government immediately after and the new Cabinet will be established by Friday, Erdogan said.
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