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Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday announced he would step down in two weeks as ruling party chief and premier, in a shock exit set to further boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's growing powers. Divisions between Davutoglu and Erdogan that had been rumoured for months burst into the open on Wednesday, with the two leaders holding crisis talks at the presidential palace that failed to resolve the conflict. Davutoglu said after a central executive committee meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that the party would hold an extraordinary congress on May 22 and he would not be standing for a new mandate.
Shares of the company were up 3.4 percent at $12.92 in afternoon trading but were still up more than 85 percent since Winfrey added her celebrity appeal to the diet brand by buying a 10 percent stake in October. Subscriber number rose 11.2 pct in North America in the first quarter, the first growth since the company started breaking out the figures in 2014.