Briefing on Turkey’s new cabinet


09 August 2018

President Erdogan’s picks for his new cabinet offer an insight into the direction of his government

  • New Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak is likely to oversee the continuation of an increasingly unorthodox economic policy
  • As Defence Minister, former Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Hulusi Akar will be tasked with managing the transition that has seen the military brought firmly under civilian control
  • Secular and liberally-minded technocrat Ziya Selcuk will head potentially controversial reforms at the Education Ministry

In forming his first restructured government, President Erdogan has sought to emphasise its technocratic nature, making several ministerial appointments from beyond his own party and politics in general alongside long-standing allies. We look at three significant appointments likely to shape the next administration…

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