Presidential election in Turkey: Erdogan takes oath for his third term and calls for “peace” to be restored in the country

At 69, he is officially renewed for five years at the head of Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in before Parliament for his third term on Saturday June 3, nearly a week after his re-election with 52% of the vote. To the applause of his camp, which holds the majority of the 600 seats, the Head of State asked his opponents to “find a way to make peace”.

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“Let’s put aside the resentments and anger of this election period”, he launched. “We expect the opposition to act with a sense of responsibility for Turkey’s well-being and democracy”he chained before asking “to the parties” but also “to journalists, writers, civil society, artists (to) reconcile with the national will”.

The expected composition of the government

Opposition MPs remained seated as the assembly rose after the oath and address by the President. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’sthen proceeded to the mausoleum of Atatürk from where he briefly greeted “a new era”engaging “to bring the victims of the earthquake home as soon as possible”. At least 50,000 people died in the February 6 disaster that left millions homeless in the south of the country, three million of whom are displaced.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to announce the composition of his new government on Saturday evening, which will give an idea of ​​the orientations adopted to redress the economy in crisis. For this arduous task, the name of a recognized expert, Mehmet Simsek, has been circulating insistently for several days. The 56-year-old was Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2015, then Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy until 2018.

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