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Erdogan sworn in as Turkish president, unveils cabinet

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 July 2018, 9:48 IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn-in as the President of Republic of Turkey for another term under the new governmental system.

As per Anadolu Agency, Erdogan took the oath on Monday here, at the Grand National Assembly, chaired by Acting Parliament Speaker Durmus Yilmaz.

Erdogan, who has served as the prime minister of Turkey and then as president for 15 years, won the June 24 election with 52 percent of the vote.

The June polls marked Turkey's transition to an executive presidential system of government and removing the prime minister's post, among other changes.

After taking over as the President of the country, Erdogan said, "Everything was good in front of the nation, I hope it will be better in the future."

Soon after taking over his post, Erdogan revealed the members of the first Cabinet of Turkey's new presidential system of government.

As per Anadolu Agency, here is the complete list of Erdogan Cabinet:

Vice president: Fuat Oktay
Justice Minister: Abdulhamit Gul
Labour, Social Services and Family Minister: Zehra Zumrut Selcuk
Environment and Urbanization Minister: Murat Kurum
Foreign Minister: Mevlut Cavusoglu
Energy and Natural Resources Minister: Fatih Donmez
Youth and Sports Minister: Mehmet Kasapoglu
Treasury and Finance Minister: Berat Albayrak
Interior Minister: Suleyman Soylu
Culture and Tourism Minister: Mehmet Ersoy
National Education Minister: Ziya Selcuk
National Defense Minister: Hulusi Akar
Health Minister: Fahrettin Koca
Industry and Technology Minister: Mustafa Varank
Agriculture and Forestry Minister: Bekir Pakdemirli
Trade Minister: Ruhsar Pekcan
Transport and Infrastructure Minister: Cahit Turan

Last year, Erdogan won a referendum to transform the country's parliamentary system to a powerful executive presidency.


First published: 10 July 2018, 9:48 IST