Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in today, re-elected on June 24th, securing 52,6% of the vote. With today's ceremony, the new constitutional system that gives the Turkish president enhanced powers comes into force.

"As President of the country, I swear on my honor and integrity, before the great Turkish nation and history, to work with all my might to protect and glorify the glory and honor of the Republic of Turkey and to fulfill my duties. "I undertake impartially," said the Turkish president.

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in before the National Assembly, where he pledged, among other things, to defend the principles of secular Turkey founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and to perform his duties in an "impartial" manner.

According to the Hurriye newspaper, the guests were more than 3.000, including 22 heads of state, vice presidents, politicians, bureaucrats and ministers from various countries.


Arriving in the Turkish parliament, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, was greeted with applause by members of his ruling coalition, the AKP.


After the swearing-in ceremony, Erdogan will visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republican founder Mustafa Kemal.

A ceremony will follow at the presidential palace in the presence of foreign officials that will officially mark the transition to the new presidential system, according to the constitutional revision approved by referendum in April 2017.


Source: AlphaNews.live