Erdogan names son-in-law as finance minister in new Turkey cabinet

10 Juillet, 2018, 06:21 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Erdogan acquired 52.5 percent of the votes in the presidential election on June 24

In a referendum past year, Turkish voters approved a series of comprehensive changes that granted significantly more powers to the president, eliminated the prime minister position and increased the size of the country's parliament, to name a few.

He has said he will announce the cabinet on Monday night, promising to make appointments from outside parliament and to slim down his ministerial team to 16 from more than 20.

"We are leaving behind the system that has in the past cost our country a heavy price in political and economic chaos", he said.

Army chief of staff General Hulusi Akar joined the government as defence minister but Mevlut Cavusoglu kept the post of foreign minister.

"Erdogan, 64, says a powerful executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth, ensure security after a failed 2016 military coup and safeguard Turkey from conflict across its southern border in Syria and Iraq".

"As president, I swear upon my honor and integrity, before the great Turkish nation and history, to work with all my power to protect and exalt the glory and honor of the Republic of Turkey", Erdogan told the lawmakers.

Maduro, who tweeted the praise as a video message, was among more than 50 high-level foreign leaders, including 22 heads of states, who attended Erdoğan's inauguration ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara on July 9. But he's also overseen a strong economy and he has built up considerable support across the country.

He will have sweeping new powers, including over the judiciary and the ability to rule by decree.

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The post of prime minister has been scrapped and the president will be able to select a cabinet, regulate ministries and remove civil servants, all without parliamentary approval.

After taking the oath, Erdogan plans to visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern, secular, Turkish Republic.

Those changes concentrate more power in the hands of the president.

Erdogan will this week immediately turn to foreign policy, visiting northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan followed by more challenging encounters at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where he will meet his USA counterpart Donald Trump and other leaders. "In other words, Turkey will be an institutionalized autocracy", former EU Ambassador to Turkey Marc Pierini said. However, major Western leaders would not be in attendance, according to Reuters.

Turkey is a member of the Western military alliance, NATO, but it has been at odds with the United States over military strategy in Syria and with the European Union over Ankara´s large-scale purges of state institutions, armed forces, police and media following the failed coup.

But the pro-government daily Yeni Safak hailed it as an "historic day", saying: "One page is closing in Turkish history and a new page is opening".

Inflation surged last month above 15 percent, its highest level in more than a decade, despite interest rate hikes of 500 basis points by the central bank since April.

Under the new system, the counting of terms starts afresh, which means he starts his first five-year term on Monday. An adviser to Erdogan later said that the governor's term would remain at five years.



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