12.05.2021

The inauguration of Erdogan held

The inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held on Monday, July 9.

Erdogan on July 9 at 16:00 local time, will take the oath in Parliament and will finally complete the transition of Turkey to a presidential Republic.

After that, at the presidential Palace in Ankara will host a reception, where Erdogan will make his first statement before the representatives of diplomatic missions, MPs and well-known figures in business, culture and sports, as well as the press.

After the speech, the President of Turkey shall announce the composition of his Cabinet.

According to the proposed amendments to the Constitution, the Prime Minister will be cancelled. The President will choose his own Cabinet and will chair its meetings, and will be able to shape and regulate the Ministry and dismiss civil servants without the consent of Parliament.

On Wednesday in the official press published the legislative changes in the laws since 1924, immediately after the founding of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, until 2017, which replaces all mentions of the Prime Minister and Cabinet the President and the President’s office.

We will remind, the President of the Supreme electoral Council of Turkey announced about the victory of current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on early presidential elections, which took place on Sunday, June 24. He scored more than 52% of the vote.

“The party of justice and development,” Erdogan had lost the majority of seats in Parliament and will have 293 mandate (42,49%) in the 600-seat Parliament. However, the bloc “national Alliance”, which includes “the Party of justice and development” and its allied nationalist movement Party (MHP), collectively received a majority and have 53,62% of the vote.

The police are not allowed to take place in Istanbul gay pride parade

Istanbul authorities explained the ban on the parade of the LGBT community safety issues. To disperse the activists used tear gas and plastic bullets.Turkish police on Sunday, 1 July, was not allowed to take place in Istanbul pride parade for the LGBT community. The organizers of the event, which was planned on one of the Central streets of the city, said about the arrests of several participants, however, did not specify the number of detainees. According to eyewitnesses, the police used tear gas and plastic bullets, reports news Agency dpa.

Adjacent to the venue, streets were closed. City authorities explained the prohibition of the event with security issues. In turn, the activists called the arguments of the city authorities “comical,” and accused them of discrimination. Gathered about the alleged venue of the demonstrators chanted: “shoulder to Shoulder against fascism!” and “we disobey, We are not silent we are not afraid!”.

Representatives of the LGBT community refuse to hold the event in the capital of Turkey, for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, police also used tear gas and arrested participants. While activists claim in a public statement: “Without us, the struggle with the regime of one man will not end with success”.

In the Turkish Izmir closed the German school

The regional office of the Turkish Ministry of education has closed the German school in Izmir. The school has a licence issued by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey.The regional office of the Ministry of education of Turkey closed the German school in Izmir. On Saturday, June 30, announced the German Embassy in Ankara.

According to the head of curriculum and instruction Dirk Filippi (Dirk Philippi), on Thursday in the school attended by representatives of the education Department together with the police and “in written and oral form,” said the lack of “legal basis” for the activities of the school. The closure did not affect the students, as summer vacation came.

The reaction of the German Embassy

The decision to close is contrary to the available resolution of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey, said Filippi. According to this document, the institution is permitted to operate as a branch of a private school at the Embassy of Germany in Ankara.

Embassy representatives are going to “urge the Turkish government to immediately explain the reasons for the closure”. According to them, German schools in Turkey remain “an important element of relations between the two countries in the sphere of culture and education.”

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