Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers his inaugural speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Monday. Overlooking the scene is a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the republic. Photo: Xinhua

Turkey’s Erdogan assumes sweeping new presidential powers, names son-in-law finance minister

Sworn in under a new executive presidential system, Erdogan becomes Turkey’s most powerful leader since Ataturk, raising fears of authoritarianism

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers his inaugural speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Monday. Overlooking the scene is a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the republic. Photo: Xinhua
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