President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unveiled the new cabinet under the new presidential system, saying the governance system will make the executive branch more efficient.
Erdoğan announced new Vice President as Fuat Oktay.
Here’s the full list of the Turkish government’s new cabinet:
Minister of Interior: Süleyman Soylu
Minister of Justice: Abdulhamit Gül
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
Minister of Defense: Hulusi Akar
Minister of Health: Fahrettin Koca
Minister of Treasury and Finance: Berat Albayrak
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources: Fatih Dönmez
Minister of Commerce: Ruhsar Pekcan
Minister of Culture and Tourism: Mehmet Ersoy
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry: Bekir Pakdemirli
Minister of Environment and Urbanization: Murat Kurum
Minister of National Education: Ziya Selçuk
Minister of Industry and Development: Mustafa Varank
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure: Cahit Turan
Minister of Labor, Social Services and Family: Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk
Minister of Youth and Sports: Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu
Turkey has entered a new era with the shift to a presidential government system, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his inauguration speech Monday.
Delivering his speech outside the presidential complex in Ankara, Erdoğan promised to take major economic steps, aim for advancements in all areas, including the defense industry, border security as well as expanding welfare state opportunities for all citizens.
“I will try to be worthy of the Turkish nation with the awareness that I am the president of 81 million Turks and not only of those who voted for me,” Erdoğan said.
Underlining that each Turkish citizen’s rights and freedoms are guaranteed irrespective of their religion, origin or region, Erdoğan said the periods when certain people and groups were discriminated and subjected to persecution have passed and such cases will never occur again.
Erdoğan said he will visit Azerbaijan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Tuesday in accordance with state tradition. He also said the new cabinet will convene Friday for the first time.