Erdogan takes oath of office for third term as president of Turkeytext_fields
Ankara: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, began his third five-year term by being sworn in before the parliament.
Following Erdogan's swearing-in before the parliament, a magnificent inauguration event with participation from foreign leaders was held at the presidential palace in the nation's capital, Ankara.
The President named his new cabinet later on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Erdogan won 52.18 per cent of votes in the presidential runoff on May 28 against his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the centre-left Republican People's Party (CHP).
The President, who has been leading the country since he became Prime Minister in 2003, became the first executive president of Turkey in 2018 following a constitutional referendum in 2017 which changed Turkey's parliamentary system into a presidential system.
With inputs from IANS