Turkey's new President, the outgoing prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will make joining the European Union and building peace with the country's Kurdish population his priorities in office. He was speaking after being sworn in as the country's first elected head of state. This report from Mark Lowen in Ankara.
It was a triumphant moment for Turkey's most powerful politician in a generation - Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as the country's first elected president, a previously ceremonial post. He's vowed to change the constitution to increase his powers, but that is to come. Today the focus was on his oath of office. He swore allegiance to Turkey's sovereignty and its founding principle of secularism. But that, say his critics, is what he no longer upholds.