Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) and Prime Minister binalı Yildirim
Key figures of the economic team of the Turkish government retained their posts in the new Cabinet, approved today by President Recep Tayyip erdoğan, according to Reuters. The Agency notes that the scope of their duties has not been determined.
In particular, one of the five Deputy Prime Ministers appointed Mehmet Simsek, who was responsible in the previous government for the economy. Also retained his position as Finance Minister Naci Agbal.
For the post of Minister of economy returned zeybekdzhi considered, according to Reuters, a close ally of Erdogan. He was the head of the Ministry until November of last year, and then it was replaced by Mustafa Elitas.
The post of Minister of energy left for the Erdogan-in-law Berat Albayrak a, Mevlut Cavusoglu will continue to lead the foreign Ministry. Minister for EU Affairs appointed former spokesman of the ruling justice emer çelik.
After the announcement of the composition of the government of the Turkish Lira rose 0.4%, to 2,9837 lire per dollar at 11:43 MSK at auction in Istanbul. At the morning session, it fell by 0.6%. Bloomberg attributes this to the appointment of the Vice-Prime Minister of Simeka, which the Agency calls the author of the program of the Turkish economic growth and supporters of market-oriented policies.
Yildirim was elected leader of the ruling party on 22 may and was appointed Prime Minister. His predecessor Ahmet Davutoglu announced his intention to retire on may 5. He decided to resign the leader of the party due to disagreement with the authoritarian policies of Erdogan.