President of Turkey

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President of Türkiye
Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanı
Presidential Standard
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

since 28 August 2014
StatusHead of state
Head of government (both since 2018)
ResidencePresidential Complex
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMustafa Kemal Atatürk
Formation29 October 1923
Salary~150,000, annual [1][2]

The President of the Republic of Türkiye (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı) is the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Turkey. The president will assume the role of an Executive President and will hold both ceremonial and executive status. The President represents the Republic of Turkey.

The current office-holder is the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who holds the office since 28 August 2014.

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The Constitution creates all the requirements, election, duties, and responsibilities for the office of the President. The office of the President of Turkey was created on 29 October 1923. The President of Turkey is often known as the Cumhurbaşkanı, meaning 'President of the People'.[3][4]

Since 2017, a successful referendum voted to make the presidency an executive post. The Turkish President can appoint or fire Vice Presidents.[5][6]

List of presidents of Turkey[change | change source]

Living former presidents[change | change source]

There are two living former Turkish presidents:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Erdoğan's salary $11K Turkish foreign debt $438B". 2 January 2018.
  2. "XE: Convert TRY/EUR. Turkey Lira to Euro Member Countries".
  3. "reisicumhur ne demek?".
  4. "Türk Di̇l Kurumu". Archived from the original on 2018-10-08. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. "Turkey's new presidential system".
  6. "President Erdoğan unveils new Turkish cabinet". Daily Sabah. 9 July 2018.

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