22 heads of states to attend Erdogan's inauguration

Prime ministers, vice presidents, parliament speakers and ministers from different countries to also attend ceremony

Satuk Buğra Kutlugün   | 08.07.2018
22 heads of states to attend Erdogan's inauguration


By Ilkay Guder


A total of 22 heads of states will attend the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Complex on Monday, presidential sources said.

The ceremony will also saw the attendance of vice presidents, politicians, bureaucrats and ministers from different countries, said the sources on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

At first, Erdogan will be sworn-in at the parliament on Monday at 4.30 p.m. local time (GMT1330). Following the swearing-in ceremony, he will visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

At 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT), Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony will be held at the Presidential Complex that will be attended by foreign dignitaries.

Here are the list of guests who have confirmed their attendance:

Presidents of Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Guinea, Zambia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, Mauritania, Gabon, Chad, Djibouti, Venezuela and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as well as Emir of Qatar. 

Also, a total of 28 foreign dignitaries -- including prime ministers, vice presidents, parliament speakers and ministers -- will also attend the ceremony.

Secretary generals of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and D-8, and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs will also be among the attendees.

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