President Lungu attends Turkish President Erdo?an’s inauguration

  • President Lungu attends Turkish President Erdo?an’s inauguration

President Lungu attends Turkish President Erdo?an’s inauguration

TIGHTENING GRIP Since taking office in 2003, first as prime minister and later as president, Erdogan has dominated Turkey, tightening his grip over the country of 81 million people as he tamed rival power centres including the military, which toppled some previous governments.

The changes are the result of a bitterly fought referendum in 2017, where Mr Erdogan campaigned for a Yes vote and won narrowly amid allegations of vote rigging.

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 Erdogan of Turkey has expressed satisfaction and pride over the strengthening of Moroccan-Turkish bilateral ties.

"A partisan one-man regime starts officially today", said the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.

Prominent market-friendly ministers, who encouraged investor confidence, are not included in Erdogan's new government.

Ankara has been disappointed with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not supporting Turkey's fight against terrorism and the lack of cooperation in meeting Turkey's defense needs.In addition, the Turkish president is expected to meet with European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.Several members of Turkey's new Cabinet will reportedly accompany Erdoğan on his visit.

Albayrak, 40, vowed that Turkey would set "an example for the world" in financial and budgetary discipline and also vowed "a vigorous and energetic monetary policy", without giving further details.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said emergency rule wouldn't be extended after July 18, but that may be a technicality. He is expected to become speaker of the new parliament.

"Albayrak was one of 16 ministers named in the new streamlined cabinet after the ceremony at the presidential palace, which state news agency Anadolu said was attended by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court".

The two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit started with the attendance of 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation heads of state and government to make important decisions on the future of the alliance.

After the summit in Brussels, Trump was to stay for three days in the United Kingdom - where massive protests were expected.

The markets were keeping a close eye on the finance ministry, keen to see a steady hand at the helm in a fast-growing economy dogged by double-digit inflation and a widening current account deficit. The role of prime minister has also been eliminated, and the president will now be able to pick his own Cabinet.

The lira, which has lost almost a fifth of its value against the dollar this year, dropped almost 3 percent to 4.74 to the dollar minutes after the cabinet announcement.

It allows him to appoint ministers and vice-presidents and intervene in the legal system.

His Justice and Development (AK) party and its ally the Nationalist Action party (MHP) hold a majority in the legislature.

"Erdogan, 64, says a powerful executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth, ensure security after a failed 2016 military coup and safeguard Turkey from conflict across its southern border in Syria and Iraq".