Turkish President Erdogan begins new term with expanded powers

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presents his new cabinet during a news conference at Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 9, 2018. Erdogan has presented his new cabinet after been sworn in as Turkey’s first president, following last month’s elections under a new governing system that gives him sweeping executive powers. Critics say this leads to one-man rule.(Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled his cabinet just hours after he was sworn-in for new term under a new constitution that gives him sweeping new powers.

Erdogan’s new government includes his son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, who will head the treasury and finance departments. CGTN’s Michal Bardavid has more. 

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