President Erdoğan announces new Turkish cabinet
TURKEY ECONOMY

President Erdoğan announces new Turkish cabinet

Erdoğan announces the first cabinet of the new presidential governing system

News Service Yeni Şafak

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the country’s new cabinet on Monday evening, following his inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Complex in capital Ankara.

“Today, we have completed one of the most important democratic transformations in our country’s history,” said Erdoğan, referring to Turkey’s transition to a presidential governing system.

The new ministers are as follows:

Deputy President: Fuat Oktay

Justice Minister: Abdulhamit Gül

Labor, Social Services and Family Minister: Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk

Environment and Urban Planning Minister: Murat Kurum

Foreign Affairs Minister: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Energy and Natural Resources Minister: Fatih Dönmez

Youth and Sports Minister: Mehmet Kasapoğlu

Treasury and Finance Minister: Berat Albayrak

Interior Minister: Süleyman Soylu

Culture and Tourism Minister: Mehmet Ersoy

National Education Minister: Ziya Selçuk

National Defense Minister: Hulusi Akar

Health Minister: Fahrettin Koca

Industry and Technology Minister: Mustafa Varank

Agriculture and Forestry Minister: Bekir Pakdemirli

Trade Minister: Ruhsar Pekcan

Transport and Infrastructure Minister: Cahit Turan

Erdoğan earlier took oath as he was sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president.

The June 24 elections marked Turkey's transition to an executive presidential system of government, doing away with the prime minister's post, among other changes.

“Once more I hope that the election results will be beneficial for our country,” he added.

The number of ministries has been cut down from 26 to 16 in the new system.

Erdoğan will hold the first cabinet meeting on Friday.

Erdoğan won an absolute majority in the presidential election with 52.5 percent of the vote, according to Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK).

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