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Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in for 3rd term as Turkish President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been sworn in for a new five-year presidential term in a grand ceremony at Grand National Assembly in Ankara.

The sworn in ceremony in parliament is being followed by the inauguration ceremony which is being attended by 21 heads of state, 13 prime ministers, as well as parliamentary and ministerial-level representatives, and representatives of international organizations, including NATO and OIC at the Presidential Complex.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Ersin Tatar, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan are among the participants.

The Turkish president will announce the new Cabinet later on Saturday.

Erdogan won a presidential runoff election last Sunday with 52.18 percent of the vote. Opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.82 percent votes

Source: Radio Pakistan

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