Turkey’s Erdogan appoints son-in-law as financial minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during his press discussion during a Presidential Palace after holding his promise of office, in Ankara, Turkey, 9 Jul 2018Image copyright
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Mr Erdogan told guest during a presidential house that Turkey was “making a new start”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has named his son-in-law as a country’s financial apportion after being sworn in to another five-year term.

The appointment of Berat Albayrak, who had served as appetite apportion given 2015, seemed to clap a markets.

Mr Erdogan, who was re-elected final month, vowed to “propel a nation forward” with his unconditional new powers.

But his opponents fear that his new purpose as executive boss will destroy Turkish democracy.

Mr Erdogan’s new position outlines a transition divided from a parliamentary complement and a bureau of primary minister, that has been in place given a substructure of a complicated Turkish commonwealth 95 years ago.

It allows him to designate ministers and vice-presidents and meddle in a authorised system.

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After holding a promise of bureau in council on Monday, Mr Erdogan told guest during a presidential house in a capital, Ankara, that Turkey was “making a new start”.

“We are withdrawal behind a complement that has in a past cost a nation a complicated cost in domestic and mercantile chaos,” he said.


Erdogan – a arch polariser

By BBC Turkey match Mark Lowen

For 95 years, Turkey was a parliamentary republic, a Grand National Assembly a heart of power. No more. From Monday, it is a presidential commonwealth underneath a invincible personality Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Having won re-election, he has now turn conduct of a executive, determining a army and comprehension agency, means to emanate decrees and select many comparison judges.

To his supporters, it is a stronger domestic system. To his opponents, it is one-man order and a genocide of Turkish democracy.

Mr Erdogan is now a country’s many absolute personality given Ataturk: complicated Turkey’s physical first father, who saw Turkey as partial of a west.

But President Erdogan has put sacrament during a heart of a nation and has distanced it from a West. Few European leaders attended his accession – usually those from Hungary and Bulgaria – with many from Africa and a Middle East: a pointer of his geopolitical realignment.

Mr Erdogan is a arch polariser and views currently are again divided. For some, it is a accession of a new Turkey. For others, it’s a dismantlement of Ataturk’s republic.


Following news of a appointment of Mr Erdogan’s son-in-law, a Turkish lira mislaid some-more than 2% of a value.

It also emerged that Mehmet Simsek, a former landowner during Merrill Lynch who acted as emissary primary apportion in Turkey’s prior government, will not reason a position in a new cabinet.

In another pivotal change announced by Mr Erdogan on Monday, troops arch Gen Hulusi Akar was named as a new counterclaim minister.

Meanwhile Mevlut Cavusoglu stays in his post as unfamiliar minister.

Last month Mr Erdogan was re-elected with 53% of a vote. He has presided over a clever economy and built adult a plain support base.

But he has also polarised opinion, enormous down on opponents and putting some 160,000 people in jail.

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