Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The swearing-in ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who won the June 24 election will take place in Ankara on Monday.

According to Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, at 16:30 local time (coincides with Moscow time ) President Erdogan will take the oath of office at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (parliament).

Then, according to tradition, he will go to Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, where he will leave a memorable entry in the distinguished visitors’ book.

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. The Russian delegation will be led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The early presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Turkey on June 24.

The country’s incumbent leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the presidential race in the first round having garnered 52.59% of the vote.

His key rival, a candidate nominated by the People’s Republican Party, secured 30.64% of the vote.


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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk would have put Erdogollum in front of a firing squad or hanged him. And I’m very serious : Ataturk totally HATED such slime! Erdogollum is absolutely everything Ataturk despised!