Turkey’s Erdogan names new Cabinet

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, has changed the leadership of nearly every department in the government.

Since May 2010, Hakan Fidan has served as the director of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT). He is now in charge of the Foreign Ministry. General Yasar Guler, who served as Chief of the General Staff, will now be in charge of the National Defense Ministry. The Interior Ministry will be led by Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya, who has led Istanbul province since 2018 and was formerly in charge of Gaziantep province.

Mehmet Simsek was requested to serve as finance minister in order to address the challenging economic condition in the nation. From 2009 until 2015, he has already held the position. Former deputy energy minister Alparslan Bayraktar will lead the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

As promised earlier, Erdogan did not increase the number of vice presidents, saying “one deputy is enough,” but replaced Fuat Oktay. The new vice president will be Cevdet Yilmaz, a former member of the government. Two of the 17 ministers – Health Minister Fahrettin Koca and Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy – remained in their positions.

Yilmaz Tunc, 51, will head Turkey’s Justice Ministry. Osman Ashkin Bak will head the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Omer Bolat was appointed Minister of Trade. Abdulkadir Uraloglu will lead the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

The Turkish Ministry of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change will be headed by Mehmet Ozhaseki. The new Minister for Family and Social Services will be Mahinur Ozdemir Goktas. The Ministry of Labor and Social Security will be headed by Vedat Isikhan. Yusuf Tekin, who has been serving as Deputy Minister, will be promoted to become the new Minister of National Education in Turkey. Mehmet Fatih Kacir has been appointed to head the Ministry of Industry and Technology. The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry will be Ibrahim Yumakli.

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