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WorldAsiaToday .. the inauguration of Erdogan as President of Turkey in the presence of heads of state and officials

Today .. the inauguration of Erdogan as President of Turkey in the presence of heads of state and officials

Today, Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as the country’s president for the next five years, ending in 2028, after he succeeded last week in defeating his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the opposition, with 52.18% of the vote.

According to the head of the communications department of the Turkish presidency, Fakhruddin Altun, Erdogan will take the constitutional oath under the dome of the parliament, then he will visit the mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the republic, referring to the participation of foreign leaders during the inauguration ceremony, and there will be a table for dinner.

An unexpected visitor

The office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced that the latter will attend the inauguration ceremony of President Erdogan on Saturday, despite the historical tensions between the two countries.

“Armenia has received an invitation to attend President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony,” the office said in a statement, adding that “Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will travel to Ankara on June 3 to attend the ceremony”.

There are no diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey, and their common borders have been closed since the 1990s.

Relations between the two countries are strained due to what Armenians suffered during the rule of the Ottoman sultanate in World War I, as Yerevan describes what happened as “genocide”.

There is also a disagreement between the two countries regarding Turkish support for Azerbaijan regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis.

large official presence

On Saturday, the Turkish capital, Ankara, will receive a number of leaders and leaders from different countries of the world, in order to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Erdogan for a new presidential term.

It is expected that 21 heads of state and 57 officials from different countries will attend the inauguration ceremony, according to the Turkish news agency “Anatolia”.

Presidents of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro, Bulgarian Romain Radev, Gabonese Ali Bongo Ondimba, Presidents of Guinea-Bissau Omar Sissoko Embalo, South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, Montenegro Yakov Kilatovic, of Kazakh Kasim Jumurd Tokayev and of Kyrgyzstan Sadr Jabarov will participate in the inauguration ceremony of Erdogan and the Congolese Denis Sassou.

The ceremony will also bring together the President of Kosovo, Fyoza Osmani, the President of Turkish Northern Cyprus, Arsène Tatar, North Macedonia Stevo Pindarovski, Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Rwanda Baul Kagame, as well as Senegalese President Macky Sall, Hassan Sheikh of Somalia. Mahmoud, Togolese Faure Isuzimna and Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Bengali Muhammad Shahabuddin Tshobo and Guinean Mamadi Doumboya.

Official election results

On Thursday, the Supreme Electoral Council announced the final results of the rerun presidential elections held on Sunday May 28, in which Erdogan won 52.18% of the vote, against 47.82% for his opponent, the candidate of the opposition Kilicdaroglu.

According to the head of the council, Ahmet Yener, the turnout in the second round reached 84.15%, when 54 million 23 thousand and 601 voters inside and outside the country cast their ballots.

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