Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Turkish students in London, Monday, May 14, 2018. Erdogan started Sunday a three-day visit to Britain. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP)
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Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to take greater control of the economy after presidential elections next month and the central bank will have to take note of what the president says and act accordingly.In an interview with Bloomberg Television broadcast on Tuesday, Erdogan said the central bank was independent but it cannot ignore signals from the head of the executive once the switch to a presidential system is complete.Turkey has called snap presidential and parliamentary elections for June 24 and polls show Erdogan as the strongest candidate to win the presidential vote.Erdogan said that citizens would ultimately hold the president responsible for any problems generated by monetary policy.
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