Ex-leader Gul Says Turkey Needs Stronger Parliament, not Presidency

Former President Abdullah Gul said Turkey needs a better parliamentary system, not a more powerful presidency, That's in clear disagreement with his successor's drive to change the constitution and give the head of state executive powers. Gul, who spoke to investors at a Financial Times summit late on Wednesday, predicted that his ruling AK Party could concede some votes to opposition parties in coming June polls, but would still be able to form a government by itself. President Tayyip Erdogan has called for a constitutional change to create a U.S.-style executive presidency.