President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was elected in the run-off election in Turkey last month, took the oath of office in parliament on the 3rd. As it becomes a long-term administration, attention will be paid to the future of mediation diplomacy regarding the situation in Ukraine and Sweden's accession to NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

In Turkey in the Middle East, a run-off election for the presidential election was held on the 28th of last month, and the incumbent Mr. Erdogan was elected with more than 52% of the vote, defeating the unified candidates of the six opposition parties, and the long-term government of 6 years will continue.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath of office at the parliament in the capital Ankara on March 20 and then attended the inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace.

President Erdogan said, "This year marks the 3th anniversary of the founding of Turkey, and now is the time to accept each other," and called for unity over the election results that divided public opinion.

After this, the ministers of the new government were announced, and Mr. Šimšek, who once served as deputy prime minister, was appointed as finance minister, and the government announced its stance of working to recover the economy amid the depreciation of the lira and the continued rise in prices.

On the diplomatic front, President Erdogan is promoting mediation diplomacy, including an agreement on the export of agricultural products from Ukraine, where Russia continues to invade militarily, and has made it a condition for approval of counterterrorism measures, calling for an end to support for Kurdish armed groups that advocate secession from Turkey over Sweden's membership in NATO. It will be interesting to see how we respond in the future.