President of Turkey
|President of Turkey
|Status||Head of state |
Head of government (both since 2018)
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Mustafa Kemal Atatürk|
|Formation||29 October 1923|
|Salary||~€150,000, annual |
The President of the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı) is the head of state of the Republic of Turkey. The president will assume the role of an Executive President and become the head of state and head of government. 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'.
Since 2017, a successful referendum voted to make the presidency an executive post.
List of Presidents of Turkey[change | change source]
Living former Presidents[change | change source]
There are two living former Turkish Presidents:
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