Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

Lawmakers Saturday began taking their oaths in Turkey's new parliament, with the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan needing to rely on nationalist allies to ensure an overall majority, Digital Journal reports.

Legislative polls were held simultaneously on June 24 with presidential polls, where Erdogan won a new mandate to extend his 15 year domination of Turkey under a new system that gives him greater powers.

The new MPs began the lengthy process of taking their oaths individually in a session chaired by senior Good Party member Durmus Yilmaz as temporary speaker. The process of swearing in each MP is expected to last until late into the night.



 

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