President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his new cabinet following his re-election in Türkiye’s May 28 runoff vote, with only two ministers retaining their seats.
The head of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) Hakan Fidan has replaced Mevlut Cavusoglu as Foreign Minister, while former economy chief Mehmet Simsek has become the new finance minister of the country.
President Erdogan named Cevdet Yılmaz as the new vice president, who would replace Fuat Oktay.
The Chief of Staff Gen. Yasar Guler replaced Hulusi Akar as Defense Minister.
Ali Yerlikaya, who served as the Governor of Istanbul for five years, has become the new Interior Minister, replacing Suleyman Soylu, while Alparslan Bayraktar became the Energy and Natural Resources Minister.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy retained his seat.
Erdogan was sworn in as the president and started his third and last term in Office.
In his victory speech, Erdogan vowed to set up reputable finance management, as he termed inflation Turkiye’s most urgent issue after the vote.
Erdogan has given little indication of any U-turn soon, having repeatedly stressed that he would remain committed to his low interest-rate economic policy.