Erdoğan ranks 56th in Forbes 2016 list of most powerful people

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is in 56th place in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s most powerful people, while the Russian president has taken the number one spot for the third consecutive year.

In the list US President-elect Donald Trump is in second place, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains the most powerful woman, at number three. The British prime minister, Theresa May, is a new addition to the list at number 13, replacing her predecessor David Cameron, who was ranked eighth last year, while outgoing US President Barack Obama drops to 48.

Forbes says its “Most Powerful People” list “identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most” and represents the magazine’s “best guess about who will matter in the year to come.”

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