Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an iftar dinner in Ankara, Turkey May 21, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has picked prominent ministers to run for parliament next month, strengthening the ruling AK Party's chances of winning a majority but putting their future role in government into question, party officials say.Erdogan is still widely expected to win the presidential election to be held the same day.In the presidential vote, it saw Erdogan winning 51.4 percent.However, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci is expected to leave the cabinet and run for a mayoral office, the sources said, while the future of Mehmet Simsek, deputy prime minister with responsibility for the economy, was undecided.Officials say economic management is expected to be overseen by one of five vice presidents in a cabinet made up of 14 ministers -- down from the current 21 .
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