Turkey: PM Davutoglu unveils interim Cabinet

  29 August 2015    Read: 770
Turkey: PM Davutoglu unveils interim Cabinet
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim Cabinet on Friday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assigned him to form a caretaker government, Anadolu Agency reported.
Davutoglu submitted the composition of the new government to Erdogan at 7.10 p.m. local time (1610GMT).

Since Tuesday, the prime minister has been making efforts to form a provisional government that will run Turkey until early election is held on Nov. 1.

The June 7 election saw a stalemate with no party winning the majority necessary to form a single party government. Coalition talks between the Justice and Development (AK) Party and the other three parliamentary parties had not produced any result.

All but one party -- the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party -- had refused to join the caretaker government.

There are 25 ministry positions in the Turkish government. Three vital portfolios -- interior, transport and justice -- will be allotted to non-partisan figures while 11 posts were to go to the AK Party with opposition parties supposed to take the remaining 11.

Davutoglu announced the list of members of the interim Cabinet at a press conference in Ankara which is as follows:

Prime Minister - Ahmet Davutoglu

Deputy Prime Minister - Yalcin Akdogan

Deputy Prime Minister - Numan Kurtulmus

Deputy Prime Minister - Cevdet Yilmaz

Deputy Prime Minister - Tugrul Turkes

Foreign Minister - Feridun Sinirlioglu

EU Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator - Ali Haydar Konca

Minister of Family and Social Policies - Aysen Gurcan

Minister of Justice - Kenan Ipek

Minister of Science, Industry and Technology - Fikri Isik

Minister of Customs and Trade - Cenap Asci

Minister of Environment and Urban Planning - Idris Gulluce

Minister of Economy - Nihat Zeybekci

Minister of Youth and Sports - Akif Cagatay Kilic

Minister of Internal Affairs - Selami Altinok

Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication - Feridun Bilgin

Minister of Labour and Social Security - Ahmet Erdem

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources - Ali Rıza Alaboyun

Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock - Kudbettin Arzu

Development Minister - Muslum Dogan

Minister of Culture and Tourism - Yalcin Topcu

Minister of Finance - Mehmet Simsek

Minister of National Education - Nabi Avci

Minister of National Defence - Vecdi Gonul

Minister of Forest and Water Management - Veysel Eroglu

Minister of Health - Mehmet Muezzinoglu

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