Turkey's army may come under authority of defence ministry -Erdogan

Erdogan acquired 52.5 percent of the votes in the presidential election on June 24

Taking the prime minister's office in March 2003, Erdogan implemented a number of reforms of crucial importance, such as the removal of six zeros from Turkey's currency, restoring stature to the Turkish lira, and a considerable increase in the national income per capita.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses for photos with the new cabinet members in Ankara, Turkey, on July 9, 2018.

Among the obstacles between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies is the imprisonment of US citizens in Turkey, including pastor Andrew Brunson who is now on trial on terrorism charges.

Erdogan has also pledged to end the state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July 2016 coup and which has seen the biggest purge in the history of modern Turkey.

Separately on Tuesday, a president decree carried by the Turkish Official Gazette appointed ground forces Commander General Yasar Guler as the new chief of the general staff, replacing Akar.

The Turkish president saluted the Azerbaijani soldiers.

After the summit in Brussels, Trump was to stay for three days in the United Kingdom - where massive protests were expected.

The new system, which dispenses with the office of prime minister, was agreed in a bitterly fought 2017 referendum narrowly won by the "Yes" camp.

That change takes away one of the last checks on the president's power, Duke University professor of economics and political science Timur Kuran told The Media Line.

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Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchanged pleasantries for the cameras during a one-on-one meeting. President Trump is so prone to rhetorical excess that he sometimes hurts his own case even when he's right.

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Each season they advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Steve Lavin and reached the regional semifinals in his final three seasons. Knight's death came just days after 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt fatally shot himself during a standoff with police on Friday.

The role of prime minister is abolished, with its powers transferred to the president.

Turkey's army may come under the authority of the defence ministry.

Earlier, the government issued a decree adjusting Turkey's laws to the new presidential system that comes into effect with the elections.

Among 22 heads of state attending will be Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, regarded with disdain by Washington but an ally of Erdogan, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Erdogan announced the new cabinet hours after he was sworn in. Investors, who fear the economy is growing too quickly, are concerned that Albayrak will pursue economic policies that aggressively prioritize growth while ignoring the dangers of rising inflation and debt.

Meanwhile Mevlut Cavusoglu remains in his post as foreign minister.

The lira, which is down some 16 percent so far this year and has been battered by concern about Erdogan's drive for lower interest rates, firmed to 4.5160 against the dollar by 1016 GMT, its highest since mid-June. His closest rival, Muharrem Ince of the main opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, gained 30.64 percent, while the imprisoned, pro-Kurdish candidate, Selahattin Demirtas, garnered 8.40 percent, the council confirmed.

Turkey is expected to adopt an increasingly nationalistic line in its foreign policy with the conservative and Islamic-leaning AKP and the nationalist MHP in parliament.

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