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Erdogan to be sworn in as Turkey's new president

Published on Aug 28, 2014 10:08 AM
 
Turkey's outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long domination of the country. -- PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long domination of the country.

Erdogan is due to take his oath of office at 1100 GMT in Ankara and usher in a new era for Turkey, where he is expected to push for a new constitution and seek to further transform the country with development projects.

Taking over Erdogan's post of prime minister is Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, a long standing ally who is expected to do little to challenge the Turkish number one.

Heads of state from a dozen nations in Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East will attend the ceremony, including Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, the Anatolia news agency reported.

 
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