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Turkiye's Erdogan takes oath of office for 3rd term as president

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-06-03 22:01

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Ankara, Türkiye on May 29, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in at the parliament on Saturday and officially started his third term for the upcoming five years.

After Erdogan took the oath at the parliament, a lavish inauguration ceremony will be held at the presidential palace in the capital Ankara with the attendance of world leaders.

The president is also expected to name his new cabinet later on Saturday.

Erdogan won 52.18 percent of votes in the presidential runoff on May 28 against his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the center-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 Turkiye in 2018 following a constitutional referendum in 2017 which changed Turkiye's parliamentary system into a presidential system.

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