Erdoğan to pay first trips abroad as president to Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan
Erdinç Çelikkan - ANKARA
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will take his first trips on July 10 to the Turkish Cypriot State and Azerbaijan as the newly elected president, a day after he forms his new cabinet in line with the implementation of the new governmental system.
Erdoğan is expected to take his presidential oath on July 9 and announce his ministers, as well as some other high-ranking government officials.
Following a long-existing tradition of Turkey’s elected heads of the government, he will visit Northern Cyprus and Baku. During his trips in which he will discuss bilateral relations and regional developments, Erdoğan will meet with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı and Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev.
Erdoğan’s cabinet will accompany him on both trips.
The president’s next address will be in Brussels on July 11 and July 12, where he will attend the NATO Summit. On the margins of the summit, he will meet with a number of heads of the governments and of states, including United States President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
He is planned to be accompanied by foreign and defense ministers whose names will be revealed on July 9.