World leaders arrive in Turkey to attend Erdoğan's inauguration
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULAug 27, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Aug 27, 2014 12:00 am
World leaders and international organizations' representatives have started to arrive in Turkey to attend President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's inauguration ceremony, which will be held at Turkish Parliament in Ankara on Thursday.
More than 40 foreign invitees, including Bosnian chairman Bakir İzetbegovic, General Secretary of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dmitry Mezentsev, Deputy PM of Swaziland have been greeted by officials at Esenboğa Airport in Ankara.
According to sources from Prime Ministry's office; 15 heads of state, six parliament speakers, 12 prime ministers, seven deputy PMs, 40 ministers and other top officials from 90 countries and representatives from eight international organizations have confirmed their attendance.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, Albanian President Bujor Nishani, KKTC President Eroğlu, Bosnia and Herzegovina's Chairman of Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic, Indonesia Secretary of Cabinet Dipo Alam, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti, Sudanese Vice President Bakri Hassan Salih, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, Kosovar President Atifete Jahjaga, Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev have confirmed they will be attending Erdoğan's inauguration ceremony.