Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes the President of Türkiye

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Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the President of Turkey.

An Overview of the News

  • In the parliamentary elections, the AK Party and its allieswon 323 out of 600 seats.

  • Erdogan has been in power for two decades after becoming prime minister in March 2003.

  • Erdogan won the presidential election, defeating Kemal Kilikdaroglu, the opposition leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP).

  • Erdogan's government aims to prioritise fighting inflation and dealing with the aftermath of the devastating February 6 earthquake.

About Türkiye

  • It is officially known as the Republic of Turkey, a transcontinental country.

  • It is located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe.

  • Ankara is the capital of Türkiye.

  • Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and serves as the main financial center.

President - Fuat Octay

Assembly Speaker -Mustafa Sentop

Chief Justice - Zuhu Arslan

Official languages - Turkish

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