Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged people of Turkiye to forge unity and work toward a better future with collective efforts.

Speaking on the occasion of his inauguration ceremony at Presidential Complex in Ankara, he said democracy in Turkiye is strong and will be strengthened further.

President Erdogan said Turkiye wants good relations with all countries and would play its role for peace and security in the world.

He thanked leaders of the countries including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for attending his inauguration ceremony.

High-level officials from 78 countries attended Turkish President Erdogan’s swearing-in ceremony.

Earlier, President Erdogan took oath in the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye and began his new term.

According to final results released by the country’s Supreme Election Council, Erdogan won a presidential runoff election last Sunday with 52.18% of the vote while his opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.82%.

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