Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hailed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as “a friend of Venezuela and leader of the new multi-polar world.”

Turkey’s president appoints his son-in-law to the cabinet after being sworn in for a new term.
Leaders of opposition parties, who accused Mr. Erdogan of taking an authoritarian turn, refused to stand as the president of Turkey took his oath before Parliament.
The new executive presidential system sets in in Turkey as Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken his oath as the president-elect in the parliament.

Erdoğan sworn in as Turkish president with enhanced powers

Leader takes oath of office after winning snap election last month

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been sworn in for another term as president of Turkey, inaugurating a new political system that grants the leader vast powers.

 

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed “a stronger and advanced Turkey” in his first statement as the president of the new executive presidential system, stressing that he was elected as president, “this time with all the power of the executive branch.”

 

Mavi Boncuk |

The country is sliding toward crisis as its currency plunges, corporate debts increase and an autocratic president undermines faith in institutions.

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