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.

Man With World's Longest Fingernails Finally Cuts Them After 66 Years
Mr Chillal's unusual choice didn't stop him from leading a normal life with his wife, two children and grandchildren. Mr Chillal said he did not take the decision to part ways with his nails lightly.

Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950
Little Croatia through to the World Cup Final! Josh Quinn, 22, from Bristol, said: "It was a disappointing performance from England ".

Eagles Striker Joins Steven Gerard In Rangers
He smiled: "I don't like to say anything about myself but I am a hardworking player who always wants to help the team". Rangers have completed the season-long loan signing of Mali global Lassana Coulibaly from French side Angers.

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.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New footage shows sedated football team carried from Thailand cave
Jul 12, 2018 - 12:45
Narongsak Osatanakorn, who oversaw the rescue operation , said the boys should not be blamed for their near tragedy. Doctors were anxious about potential infections the children could have contracted in the cave.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UK Prime Minister Theresa May fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit
Jul 12, 2018 - 12:00
That was despite the likes of Mr Johnson and Mr Davis privately expressing their reservations about the prime minister's strategy. Conservative lawmaker Michael Fallon, an ally of May, dismissed Johnson's "Brexit dream" rallying cry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joe Root must consider T20 future after being dropped for India clash
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:58
Now that the T20 series has been done with and both teams have flexed their muscles and showed a glimpse of what to expect, comes the ODI series.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brewers’ Aguilar headed to All-Star game after winning NL ‘Final Vote’
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:55
First baseman Jesus Aguilar was announced as the victor of the NL "Final Vote" contest Wednesday night. The Red Sox will be sending five players to Washington, D.C., for the All-Star Game: Mookie Betts, J.D.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to increase defense spend to 4 percent
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:41
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.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump visit: Police are beefed up to confront 100000 protesters
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:14
On Sunday he moves on to Helsinki to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for long-awaited talks on neutral territory. Ms Elliott, who is originally from Virginia, said she is hopeful there could be a state visit by Mr Trump next year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England got carried away with talk of the final, insists Roy Keane
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:20
England's World Cup exit saw Roy Keane and Ian Wright have a massive bust-up - live on-air " Roy Keane vs Ian Wright". It was the semi-final, group matches. "You need a reality check". 'Get excited when they get to the final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:07
Democrats have pointed to past Kavanaugh judicial writings as evidence that he believes a president is above the law. Republicans have little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard.

Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:06
He later tweeted that he expected Daniels to be released on bail "shortly" and charged with a misdemeanour for "touching". Calls to the Columbus Police Department's media information officers went to voicemail.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GALLERY: All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave: navy SEAL unit
Jul 12, 2018 - 09:48
But bringing out the remaining four boys and their coach could take more than one operation, Narongsak warned. But rescue officials were also anxious about dwindling oxygen levels in the cave.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wayne Pivac to succeed Gatland as Wales head coach
Jul 12, 2018 - 08:24
Wayne Pivac will succeed Warren Gatland as Wales head coach after next year's Rugby World Cup, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) announced on Monday .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Divers embark on mission to rescue final 5 trapped in Thai cave
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:59
What happens when the players are out of the cave " The kids are footballers so they have high immune systems ", Jesada said. The first 4 boys who were rescued the other day, aged between 12 and 16, are now allowed to eat normal food once again.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight, 39, dead
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:13
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.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India cuts Iranian oil imports in June ahead of USA sanctions
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:00
Lower purchases by private refiners dragged down India's June imports from Iran although state refiners stepped up purchases. Before heading to Brussles, Pompeo, himself, was in Abu Dhabi, where he likewise tried to rally more support against Tehran.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England scores just minutes into World Cup semifinal against Croatia
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:25
Kieran Trippier approached the ball, and fired it over the wall, into the top right corner for the early 1-0 lead. "This is fantastic.