Russian Foreign Minister cancels visit to Turkey

  24 November 2015    Read: 1100
Russian Foreign Minister cancels visit to Turkey
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu announced his new Cabinet on Tuesday after an election on Nov. 1 gave his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) a decisive majority, Today
Davutoğlu announced the list of ministers after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who approved the new Cabinet.

Mehmet Şimşek, the finance minister in the previous government, has become the deputy prime minister in charge of economy in the new Cabinet. Ali Babacan, the deputy prime minister in charge of economy in the previous government, is not part of the new Cabinet.

Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Erdoğan became the energy minister. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu returns to his former post as foreign minister in the new government while Efkan Ala becomes the interior minister.

The new justice minister is Bekir Bozdağ while Volkan Bozkır returned to his earlier post as the minister in charge of EU affairs.

Binali Yıldırım, known as a close Erdoğan ally, has become the new transportation minister while Süleyman Soylu has been appointed as the new labor minister.

In addition to Şimşek, Numan Kurtulmuş, Yalçın Akdoğan, Lütfi Elvan and Tuğrul Türkeş, a former opposition deputy from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) who has recently joined AK Party, have been appointed as deputy prime ministers.

İsmet Yılmaz is the new defense minister while Naci Ağbal has been appointed as the new finance minister.

Two women ministers will be serving in the new cabinet. Sema Ramazanoğlu was named Family and Social Policy Minister and Fatma Güldemet Sarı became Environment and Urban Planning Minister.

The new Cabinet is as follows:

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan
Deputy Prime Minister Lütfi Elvan
Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ
Minister of Family and Social Policy Sema Ramazanoğlu
Minister of European Union Affairs Volkan Bozkır
Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık
Labor and Social Security Minister Süleyman Soylu
Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Fatma Güldemet
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
Economy Minister Mustafa Elitaş
Energy and Natural Sources Minister Berat Albayrak
Minister of Youth and Sports Akif Çağatay Kılıç
Minister of Food Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Faruk Çelik
Minister of Customs and Trade Bülent Tüfekçi
Minister of Forestry and Water Works Veysel Eroğlu
Ministry of Interior Affairs Efkan Ala
Minister of Development Cevdet Yılmaz
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahir Ünal
Minister of Finance Naci Ağbal
Education Minister Nabi Avcı
Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz
Minister of Health Mehmet Müezzinoğlu

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