Turkey's ruling AK Party is finalising plans to formally cement President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers by the creation of an executive presidency.
Elected as President in 2014, Erdogan has long sought a constitutional change to strengthen what had been in the past a largely ceremonial position.
That process is moving closer with a draft constitution being put to parliament. If it passes, the country will vote in a referendum.
Francis Collings reports from Ankara.