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>> Summer haggling this as a bright new era for Turkish politics, others ferret marks a new period of one man rule.>>
> President Tayyip Erdoğan taking an oath of office marking a new presidential term, and marking the country's transformation from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency.
That's after Erdogan won a referendum on the changes and an election last month. Hours after Erdogan was re-elected, signs like these appeared across Turkish cities. This one a Thank You Istanbul, but Erdogan supporters also see these changes as a thank you to Erdogan. A reward for a leader that has put Islamist values at the heart of public life here, and championed pious working-class Turks.
Improving their lives and building schools, hospitals, and airports. Under the changes, the President will be able to pick his own cabinet, regulate ministries, and remove civil servants, all without parliamentary approval. Opponents accuse Erdogan of eroding the secular institutions set up by modern Turkey's founder. The staffer Kamal Attaturk.
Erdogan's first order of business will be to tackle the country's troubled economy. There may also be an attempt to repair Turkey's strained relations with the West. No major Western leader attended Monday's ceremony, but the guest list instead featuring Venezuela's President, Russia's Prime Minister, and the leader of Hungary.
Days before the inauguration, another purge swept the ranks of state workers. More than 18,000 civil servants, half of them from the police force, were sacked. Local media dubbed it, the last decree. It's expected the state of emergency in Turkey will now be lifted, after it was imposed following an attempted coup in July 2016.
Erdogan survived, and after dominating Turkish politics for 15 years he is now fulfilled a long held ambition to rule the country with executive powers