Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan reshuffles his Cabinet

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan reshuffles his Cabinet
# 02 May 2009 06:00 (UTC +04:00)
Istanbul. Mayis Alizada-APA. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan Friday announced a cabinet reshuffle, following local
elections in March.

According to the new list Erdogan read out to reporters, former
parliament speaker Bulent Arinc became deputy prime ministers,
minister of state.

According to another significant change, Ahmet Davutoglu will replace
Ali Babacan as foreign minister.

Davutoglu’s appointment marks a rare phenomenon in Turkish politics:
an official joining the cabinet without being a parliament member.

Other new appointments are as following:

Labor and Social Security Minister: Omer Dincer

Industry and Trade Minister: Nihat Ergun

Justice Minister: Sadullah Ergin

Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu

Energy and Natural Resources Minister: Taner Yildiz

Public Works and Housing Minister: Mustafa Demir

State Minister: Cevdet Yilmaz

State Minister: Selma Aliye Kavaf

Other ministers stayed at their posts - State Ministers - Jamil
Chicek, Mehmet Aydın, Egemen Bagis, Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul,
Interior Minister Besir Atalay, Health Minister Racep Akdag,
Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, Agriculture Minister Mehdi
Eker, Culture and Tourism Minister Ertogrul Gunay, Environment
Minister Veysel Eroglu

Here is the full list of ministerial changes:


State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister: Cemil Cicek
State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister: Bulent Arinc
Economy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister: Ali Babacan
Justice Minister: Sadullah Ergin
National Defense Minister: Vecdi Gonul
Interior Minister: Besir Atalay
Foreign Minister: Ahmet Davutoglu
Finance Minister: Mehmet Simsek
National Education Minister: Nimet Cubukcu
Public Works and Housing Minister: Mustafa Demir
Health Minister: Recep Akdag
Transportation Minister: Binali Yildirim
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister: Mehmet Mehdi Eker
Labor and Social Security Minister: Omer Dincer
Industry and Trade Minister: Nihat Ergun
Energy and Natural Resources Minister: Taner Yildiz
Culture and Tourism Minister: Ertugrul Gunay
Environment and Forestry Minister: Veysel Eroglu
State Minister: Egemen Bagis
State Minister: Hayati Yazici
State Minister: Mehmet Aydin
State Minister: Faruk Nafiz Ozak
State Minister: Mehmet Zafer Caglayan
State Minister: Faruk Celik
State Minister: Cevdet Yilmaz
State Minister: Selma Aliye Kavaf
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