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Erdogan takes oath a executive President of Turkey with a big fiesta

Turkey has officially switched to an executive presidential system after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath of office on July 9. The old/new President took his oath in the Parliament following the elections on 24. June where he won 52% of the votes. In his oath, 64-year-old Erdogan said …

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New Democracy MP under fire for attending Erdogan’s oath ceremony

A lawmaker from conservative New Democracy came under fire for having accepted the invitation by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend his oath ceremony. MP Dora Bakoyannis, a former Mayor of Athens, is th eonly Greek politician to attend the ceremony on Monday, after the country’s political leadership politely turned down …

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New Greek Parliament opens after Jan 25 elections

A ceremony is taking place Thursday morning to swear in the 300 newly elected lawmakers. Greek MPs have to choice to take a religious (Greek Orthodox and Muslim) or a political oath that is held for the first time in the Parliament after a request of the SYRIZA-led coalition government. …

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