After 95 years: system change in Turkey

With the oath of office in the Turkish National Assembly, Tayyip Erdoğan is now officially head of state and government.

In Turkey, the oath of Tayyip Erdoğan officially marks the change to the "presidential system" after 95 years of the Republic regime. Erdoğan is now simultaneously the leader of the state, government and AKP party. Erdoğan's drive from Beştepe Palace to the Parliament was secured by 10,000 police officers.

After the swearing in, the AKP and MHP deputies applauded for minutes. HDP MPs - few of whom attended the meeting - as well as the CHP and the IYI party, remained sitting and did not clap.