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Turkey divided as ruling party anoints new leader

Turkey's ruling AK Party is meeting to anoint a new party leader who will also become prime minister - after Ahmet Davutoglu stepped down following long-rumoured tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Binali Yildirim, previously Turkey's transport minister and a long-term ally of Mr Erdogan, is the sole candidate.

But his appointment belies the profound political divisions in Turkey over issues such as the Kurdish minority, freedom of speech and Mr Erdogan himself.

The BBC spoke to supporters of three different parties, whose views show how divided the country has become.

Video produced by Marcus Thompson

Additional footage: Lolvito, Yasin Ilcebay,

  • 21 May 2016