Erdogan Proud of Bilateral Ties Between Morocco and Turkey

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It is reported by the Anadolu news Agency.

On Monday, he took the presidential oath of office to become Turkey's first president under its new system.

After that, an official ceremony to mark the transition from the parliamentary to presidential form of government will be held in the presidential palace at 18:00 followed by a gala dinner attended by the leaders of more than twenty countries.

"Everything went well in the eyes of the people".

During the inauguration ceremony, Dr.Al Sunaidy conveyed greetings of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to the Turkish President, along with His Majesty's best wishes to him, and the friendly Turkish people further progress and prosperity.

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

He will have sweeping new powers, including over the judiciary and the ability to rule by decree.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday promoted Turkey's army commander to overall armed forces chief in a radical military shake-up after the outgoing top general was given the post of defence minister.

There are 16 ministers in Erdogan's streamlined new cabinet, which Erdogan has said will be more efficient and act faster.

But with the clock wound back under the new system, the changes would mean that Erdogan could stay in power for another two terms until 2028.

Erdogan's son-in-law Berat Albayrak, a former energy minister, has been appointed minister of treasury and finance, overseeing the economy.

Turkey has been waging a crackdown on dissent against Erdogan since a failed coup attempt in 2016.

Originally published by a popular satire weekly magazine, the cartoon was the subject of a defamation lawsuit by Erdogan 12 years ago, when he was Turkey's prime minister. He said it did away with a "system that heavily cost our country through political, social and economic chaos".

Erdogan was comfortably re-elected last month with 52.6 percent of the vote.

"We make a promise once more to strengthen our nation's unity and brotherhood and to continue making our country great and glorifying our state", Erdoğan said after visiting the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Turkish republic's founder, in the capital, Ankara.

President Erdogan invited President Lungu along with Gabonese President Ali Bongo, Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea Bissau and Equatorial Guinea President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema to his inauguration.

The AKP failed to win a majority in legislative elections and will need support from its allies in the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) which could push it into more hardline policies.

With more than 900,000 active personnel, Turkey has the second largest force in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after the United States which has nearly 1.5 million.

The lira erased earlier gains after the decree was published and was trading 0.2 per cent lower at 4.58 per dollar at 5:24 Istanbul.