Turkey's New Era: Turkish President Erdogan takes oath of office

Erdogan acquired 52.5 percent of the votes in the presidential election on June 24

"With the power granted to us by the new presidential system, we will be getting quicker and stronger results", he said as new members of parliament began to take their oath of office.

"We as Turkey, and the Turkish nation, are making a new start here in your presence".

Berat Albayrak, the husband of Erdogan's elder daughter Esra, was on Monday named by the president as treasury and finance minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle for his new term.

Mevlut Cavusoglu will remain as Turkey's foreign minister and Suleyman Soylu as the country's interior minister.

In his message, the King said that "this re-election is a testament to the renewed confidence of the Turkish people" in the president's efforts "to advance, develop and strengthen Turkey's position" internationally.

But the pro-government daily Yeni Safak wrote under the headline "Historic day": "One page is closing in Turkish history and a new page is opening".

Erdgoan has said he will announce the cabinet on Monday night, promising to make appointments from outside parliament and to slim down his ministerial team to 16 from more than 20.

Erdogan took the oath on Monday in the capital Ankara, at the Grand National Assembly, chaired by Acting Parliament Speaker Durmus Yilmaz, according to Anadolu Agency.

Turkey's army may come under the authority of the defence ministry.

The appointment of former chief of Turkish General Staff Hulusi Akar to the post of defense minister became the most unexpected event.

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Erdogan has described high interest rates as "the mother and father of all evil", and said in May he would expect to wield greater economic control after the election. Erdogan said that folk dancing and a laser show had been cancelled as a result.

Those attending will include Ankara's top allies from Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union but relatively few European figures.

The introduction of the new presidential system marks the biggest overhaul of governance since the Turkish republic was established on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire almost a century ago.

Tweeting a video apparently showing himself driving to the airport, Maduro hailed Erdogan as a "friend of Venezuela and leader of the new multi-polar world".

Before Erdogan, the role of the Turkish president was largely ceremonial.

Erdogan's son-in-law, who previously served as energy minister, assumes responsibility for Turkey's finances at a precarious time.

The lira on Tuesday gained back 0.5 percent against the dollar to trade at 4.7 to the greenback.

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

The state anthems of Turkey and Azerbaijan were played.

Observers had speculated that the purge might ease after the elections, but on Sunday the government issued a decree dismissing 18,000 state employees including teachers, police and military officers over alleged links to terrorist groups.

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