New Turkish Cabinet Wins Parliamentary Backing

tbmmTurkey’s new government, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament.

Legislators voted 315-138 on Sunday to approve Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s government.

Yildirim, 60, replaced former premier Ahmet Davutoğlu, who stepped down after falling out of favor with Erdoğan over a range of issues.

Yildirim has promised to immediately work toward passing the controversial constitutional changes demanded by Erdoğan.

On Sunday, Yildirim took a more unifying tone, saying the new government would serve the whole nation  and advance democracy, human rights and freedoms in Turkey.