18 February 2018

Cabinet reshuffle expected after president-PM meeting

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A major cabinet reshuffle is expected after the unannounced meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the Bestepe Presidential Complex in Ankara on Wednesday. reports citing Daily Sabah.

Yildirim will shorty hold a press conference regarding the changes in the cabinet. In addition to former ministers that served in Justice and Development Party (AK Party) cabinets, new names are also expected to appointed as ministers.

The 65th government in Turkish republican history, also known as the Yildirim cabinet, was formed on May 24, 2016, after former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's resignation on May 5.

So far, the only change in the cabinet took place with former Interior Minister Efkan Ala's resignation on August 31, 2016. Ala was replaced with Süleyman Soylu, labor and social security minister at the time, and Mehmet Müezzinoglu was appointed for Soylu's former post.

2017.07.19 / 14:48
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