Akinci Approves New Coalition Cabinet

The leader of the Republican Turkish Party Tufan Erhürman presented his cabinet for the four-party coalition government to President Mustafa Akıncı this morning.

President Akıncı approved the cabinet.

The new cabinet is as follows

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman

Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay

Minister of Interior Ayşegül Baybars Kadri

Minister of Finance Serdar Denktaş

Minister of National Education and Culture Cemal Özyiğit

Minister of Labour and Social Security Zeki Çeler

Minister of Health Filiz Besim

Minister of Public Works and Communications Tolga Atakan

Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu

Minister of Economy and Energy Özdil Nami

Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Erkut Şahali

The cabinet will be presented to parliament at a special session this afternoon.

Following parliamentary session, handover ceremonies will take place at the Prime Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Education Ministry.

The government programme will be read out in parliament next week and a vote of confidence will be held no later than two days after the programme is read out.

According to the constitution, a motion of no confidence cannot be filed against the government before the first three months of the vote of confidence.


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