Selcan Hacaoglu, Bloomberg Published 8:50 am PDT, Monday, July 9, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Kostas Tsironis Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, speaks to reporters during a pre-election rally in the Uskudar district of Istanbul, Turkey, on June 22, 2018. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, speaks to reporters during a pre-election rally in the Uskudar district of Istanbul, Turkey, on June 22, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Kostas Tsironis Turkey to be transformed as Erdogan sworn in with vastly expanded powers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Recep Tayyip Erdogan will cap his years-long drive to transform Turkey’s government on Monday as he’s sworn in as an executive president with vastly expanded powers. Erdogan, modern Turkey’s longest-serving ruler, will be sworn in at parliament late in the afternoon. In the evening, he’ll mark the inauguration of the presidential system at a grand reception attended by foreign dignitaries, before unveiling the members of a cabinet expected to be pared to 16 positions from the current 27. The coronation of the presidential office as the nexus of political power takes place at a critical juncture. The 64-year-old president, who has governed since 2003, won a mandate in the… Read full this story
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