Turkey is a republic, and its president is the head. According to the bill passed in 2007, the leader of the state is elected through a nationwide vote for a period of five years.
For example, the President of Turkey, as a rule,appoints the secretary of the political party that won the election of a political party, ie the head of the executive branch; Prime Minister, and on his recommendation formed the Cabinet.
First President of Turkey
The first President of the Republic of Turkey wasMustafa Kemal Ataturk. He is the founder of the modern state of Turkey. During the First World War, he led the revolutionary movement, founded the Republican People's Party of Turkey, contributed to the elimination of the Sultan's government and the proclamation of the republic.
Abdullah Gul - 11th President of Turkey
The current incumbent president of Turkey isAbdullah Gul. He was elected in August 2007 for a period of 7 years. This was before amending the Constitution. Therefore, in the presidential chair he will have to stay until 2014, and then, under the new legislation, he will have the opportunity to be re-elected for a second term, but this time not for 7 but for 5 years. Before becoming president, Abdullah Gul has gone a long way: he studied economics, worked in a bank, was a member of parliament, the state. minister and press secretary of the government, even the prime minister. Over the years, he has been awarded numerous awards by the rulers of various countries as a successful leader and president of Turkey. The 2013-th year was marked for Gul by the beginning of the pre-election campaign. Despite rumors that he may become the new chairman of NATO, Gul is intensively preparing for the presidential elections, which will be held in 2014.</ p>