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President of Turkey

the Republic of Turkey
InsigniaPresidential Seal of Turkey.png
InsigniacaptionStandard of the President
IncumbentAbdullah Gül
ResidenceÇankaya Köşkü
FormationOctober 29, 1923
TermlengthFive years, renewable once
InauguralMustafa Kemal Atatürk

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The President of Turkey (Cumhurbaşkanı) is the head of state of the Republic of Turkey. The presidency is largely a ceremonial office but has some important functions. In this capacity he represents the Republic of Turkey, and the unity of the Turkish nation; he ensures the implementation of the Turkish constitution, and the organized and harmonious functioning of the organs of state. The articles from 101 to 106 of the constitution establish all the requirements, election, duties and responsibilities for the office of the President. The office of the President of Turkey was established with the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923. The current office-holder is the 11th president, Abdullah Gül since August 28, 2007.

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