The country's electoral board said Tayyip Erdogan had an absolute majority on Sunday.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey this month, but there's "no room for negotiation" on the cleric.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the move is essential for national security.
“Political ideologies don’t mean anything today,” said one Turkish man. “We are here for our nation.”
Some Turks say they’ve lost trust in the country’s military. Others are worried they’ll be rounded up in mass arrests or targeted by terrorists.
With the departure of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one step closer to ultimate power.
The scandals, the palaces in the Bosporus, the prosecution of his opponents, Taksim Square and the violent confrontation with the young protesters, the hundreds of journalists in jail.. In the eyes of some of those who believed in him the liberator now seemed a dictator.
"What we are experiencing now is a completely new stage in Turkey’s political and social history."
Today Turkey is more divided than ever before at home and more susceptible to foreign powers. Russia violates its airspace and ISIS violates its territorial space. Its time to mend fences at home and on the border.
A radical break with the past is the only way to provide the families of the Ankara massacre victims with the answers they deserve. The current state can't properly and convincingly investigate the political murders committed against its citizens. Only a truly new Turkey, based on pluralistic citizenship, can.