Recep Tayyip Erdogan took oath as president of Turkey on Monday post his triumph last month with more executive powers this time.
The swearing in was attended by foreign leaders and including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and others.
The swearing in will mean transition of the parliamentary system of government to the Executive Presidency.
- The same old Erdoğan with more power is back!
- Landslide Victory for Erdogan in Critical Election
- Democratic Perils and The Changing Turkey
- Why is Turkey the Perfect Model for Muslim Countries to Follow?
Erdogan will now have right to appoint and remove vice-presidents, as well as ministers, high-level officials and senior judges without parliamentary intervention.
The new system will not have any place for prime minister, and the president would be solely responsible for the dissolution of parliament and imposition of a state of emergency.