New chief of Turkish General Staff appointed

dunya / manset

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New chief of Turkish General Staff appointed
In connection with the appointment of the Chief of the General Staff of the Army General Hulusi Akar as the Minister of Defense of Turkey, the Commander of the Army General Yashar Guler has been appointed to the vacant position.

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the composition of the new Cabinet of Ministers, which will be the first government of the country after the transition to the presidential form of government.

The post of prime minister in the new Cabinet has been abolished in connection with the transition to the presidential system.

Erdogan said, speaking to reporters that Fuat Oktay, who previously headed the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of the country, was appointed Turkey's Vice-President. Mevlut Cavusoglu has retained the post of foreign minister, Suleyman Soylu remained as the interior minister, Abdulhamit Gul remained as the minister of justice.

The former Chief of the General Staff, Hulusi Akar has been appointed as the minister of defense, and Berat Albayrak, who previously headed the country's Ministry of Energy has been appointed as the minister of finance and treasury. Fatih Donmez has been appointed as the minister of energy and natural resources, Ruhsar Pekcan was appointed as the minister of trade.

The inauguration of President Erdogan took place on July 9.
















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