Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, arrives for a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, on July 9, 2018.
Since taking office in 2003, first as prime minister and later as president, Erdogan has dominated Turkey, tightening his grip over the country of 81 million people as he tamed rival power centres including the military, which toppled some previous governments.
State news agency Anadolu said Erdogan's inauguration celebration was attended by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
President Erdogan invited President Lungu along with Gabonese President Ali Bongo, Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea Bissau and Equatorial Guinea President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema to his inauguration.
"We are leaving behind the system that has in the past cost our country a heavy price in political and economic chaos", he said.
Under the new system, Erdogan leads the state's executive branch and has the right to appoint and dismiss vice-presidents, a newly introduced position, as well as ministers, high-level officials and senior judges - without parliamentary approval. Marc Pierini, a former European Union ambassador to Turkey and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, said Erdogan's new powers would effectively make him a "super-executive president".
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Erdogan, who has transformed Turkey in 15 years of rule by allowing Islam a greater role in public life and boosting its global stature, took his oath in parliament for a five-year term after his June election victory.
Army chief of staff General Hulusi Akar joined the government as defence minister but Mevlut Cavusoglu kept the post of foreign minister. Erdogan has described the consolidation as a means to eliminate governmental inefficiency, and his base views his consolidation of authority as a deserved outcome for a leader who has instilled Islamic values in public life, according to Reuters. "In other words, Turkey will be an institutionalized autocracy". Erdoĝan has repeatedly clashed with strategic allies such as the USA and the European Union in recent years over the war in Syria, Turkey's accession to the EU, human rights abuses by Ankara, Europe's failure to support Turkey during the coup attempt, and rising Islamophobia in Europe.
Erdogan will this week immediately turn to foreign policy, visiting northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan followed by more challenging encounters at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where he will meet his United States counterpart Donald Trump and other leaders.
Turkey also faces a widening current account deficit making it reliant on weak foreign investment to plug the gap. The lira, which is down some 16 percent so far this year, firmed to its highest level since mid-June before falling back to 4.61 against the dollar. An adviser to Erdogan later said that the governor's term would remain at five years.
Last month Mr Erdogan was re-elected with 53% of the vote.
Scrapping the term would remove a shield that helps ensure the bank's independence from politicians, former central banker Ugur Gurses said.
James's Palace in London , Prince George was dressed up in the newly made replica of the classic Victorian christening gown. Kate Middleton stunned, once again, at the christening of her third child, Louis, in London on July 9.
The company announced a name change in June , which sparked a flood of social media attention, mostly making fun of the stunt. Before the IHOb campaign, 19% of United States adults said they had talked about the chain in the past two weeks.
A passenger with hundreds on board has come off the rails in northwest Turkey killing 10 people and injuring scores of others . Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said two machinists were called in for questioning at the prosecutor's office.
Leaving the gathering, leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said he did not think there would be a confidence vote over Mrs May. Davis said he did not want his resignation to become a rallying cry for May's ouster.
Not that their absence would matter to Mbappe whose incandescence has made the bookies revalue their stakes for France . Maybe one day he will be able to coach that France team. "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything".
Weinstein pleaded not guilty after he was brought into the courtroom handcuffed, then uncuffed for the proceeding. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated", Brafman said.
Neither team could be separated after extra time, which ended 2-2 following an absorbing and exhausting battle at Fisht Stadium. He is 38, won more than 100 caps, and played his last match as a professional just over a year ago.
She was heard describing her son as "very relaxed and peaceful", telling the archbishop with a smile: "I hope he stays like this". It was also revealed Monday that the Duke and Duchess had chosen two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the christening.
But leading pro-Brexit legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said "I don't think a no-confidence vote is immediately in the offing". The resignations of two of her most senior Cabinet ministers comes amid growing talk of a leadership challenge.
Thibaut Courtois will be crucial as well, with his shot stopping abilities, something that frustrated Brazil to no end last week. Belgium has the edge as it has won 30 of the 73 matches between the two sides, compared with 24 for France .
Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final
Croatia could be without two of their first-choice rearguard ahead of their World Cup semi-final against England . On the memes and celebrations : "I think a lot of the guys, like me, they've switched off to it".
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Croatia will next play England in the semifinals on Wednesday in Moscow . "Of course, there is some power left for the English". They drank while they partied, singing songs and taking pictures with visiting fans from other countries.
Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand
Meanwhile, a letter of apology from the coach of the football team was delivered to the boys' parents via the cave divers. Authorities have said the mission could take up to four days to complete and heavy rain is forecast in the coming days.
4 more boys brought out of flooded Thai cave
Four of the boys' teammates and Thai dive experts were flown to the same hospital for treatment the day before. A Thai navy official confirmed to Reuters that a boy was freed from the cave on Monday afternoon local time.
Federer, Nadal on course to set up summit clash
World No. 130 Gulbis came through qualifying and shocked 4th seeded German Alexander Zverev in the 3rd round. Their match was suspended due to fading light, the only singles match on Friday that didn't finish.
Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list
His departure will leave a hole in the middle of the court that Republicans are eager to fill with a more reliable conservative. For some Senate lawmakers, however, Kavanaugh's demurral on the abortion law could help him win their votes for confirmation.