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Turkish lawmakers being sworn in; speaker's election may hint at Turkey's political future

  • Newly elected legislators stand for national anthem before they take oaths during the Turkish parliament’s first session in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) came out first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Newly elected legislators stand for national anthem before they take oaths during the Turkish parliament’s first session in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) came out first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands as newly elected legislators take their oaths during the Turkish parliament’s first session in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) came out first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands as newly elected legislators take their oaths during the Turkish parliament’s first session in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) came out first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

  • Deniz Baykal, eldest lawmaker and former leader of Turkey's social democrats, makes a speech as newly elected legislators take their oaths during the Turkish parliament’s first session in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) came out first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Deniz Baykal, eldest lawmaker and former leader of Turkey's social democrats, makes a speech as newly elected legislators take their oaths during the Turkish parliament’s first session in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) came out first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's lawmakers are being sworn in to office during a ceremony in Ankara, an early step in what could be a drawn-out coalition-building process.

The country's 550 newly elected parliamentarians are ascending to the podium one-by-one to take the oath of office in the white assembly room of Turkey's monumental parliament building.

The swearing-in is a formality, it sets the stage for the election of a speaker and what some observers believe will be a long negotiation process.

Turkey's ruling, Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party came first in the June 7 elections but lost its parliamentary majority, meaning it is seeking an opposition partner to govern.

Deep divisions and a bitter campaign mean that may be hard to do. Turkey's Hurriyet daily said it would be a "hot political summer."