Turkey: interim cabinet unveiled, approved by president

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved the interim Cabinet list

Turkey: interim cabinet unveiled, approved by president

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim Cabinet on Friday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assigned him to form a caretaker government.

Davutoglu submitted the composition of the new government to Erdogan at 7.10 p.m. local time (1610GMT).

Since Tuesday, the prime minister has been making efforts to form a provisional government that will run Turkey until early election is held on Nov. 1.

The June 7 election saw a stalemate with no party winning the majority necessary to form a single party government. Coalition talks between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the other three parliamentary parties had not produced any result.

All but one party -- the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) -- had refused to join the caretaker government.

The new cabinet consists of 11 MPs from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), 11 independent candidates, and 3 representatives of the opposition - Tuğrul Türkeş (Nationalist Movement Party -MHP), and 2 MPs from pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party (HDP) - Müslüm Doğan and Ali Haydar.

Davutoglu announced the list of members of the interim Cabinet at a press conference in Ankara which is as follows:

Prime Minister - Ahmet Davutoglu

Deputy Prime Minister -  Yalcin Akdogan

Deputy Prime Minister - Numan Kurtulmus

Deputy Prime Minister - Cevdet Yilmaz

Deputy Prime Minister - Tugrul Turkes


Foreign Minister - Feridun Sinirlioglu

EU Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator - Ali Haydar Konca 

Minister of Family and Social Policies - Aysen Gurcan 

Minister of Justice - Kenan Ipek

Minister of Science, Industry and Technology - Fikri Isik

Minister of Customs and Trade - Cenap Asci

Minister of Environment and Urban Planning - Idris Gulluce

Minister of Economy - Nihat Zeybekci

Minister of Youth and Sports - Akif Cagatay Kilic

Minister of Internal Affairs - Selami Altinok

Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication - Feridun Bilgin

Minister of Labour and Social Security - Ahmet Erdem

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources - Ali Rıza Alaboyun

Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock - Kudbettin Arzu

Development Minister - Muslum Dogan

Minister of Culture and Tourism - Yalcin Topcu

Minister of Finance - Mehmet Simsek

Minister of National Education - Nabi Avci

Minister of National Defence - Vecdi Gonul

Minister of Forest and Water Management - Veysel Eroglu

Minister of Health - Mehmet Muezzinoglu



Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ağustos 2015, 21:58