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Turkey to Be Transformed as Erdogan Sworn in With Vastly Expanded Powers

  • Ceremony caps president’s drive to overhaul governance
  • Transfer clouded by nation’s mounting economic difficulties
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Erdogan Tightens His Grip on Turkey
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as an executive president with vastly expanded powers, capping his years-long drive to transform Turkey’s government.

Erdogan, modern Turkey’s longest-serving ruler, took the oath of office Monday at parliament, where onlookers showered his arriving Mercedes with flowers. He marked the inauguration of his country’s new presidential system with a grand reception attended by foreign dignitaries, before unveiling the members of his cabinet.