Cabinet reshuffle possible in Turkey

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /

Personnel changes are expected in the Turkish Cabinet of Ministers, Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday.

According to the information, Interior Minister Idris Naim Shahin, Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker, Environment Protection and Urban Planning Minister Erdogan Bayraktar, Health Minister Recep Akdag and Education Minister Omer Dincer may lose their posts.

The information has not yet been officially confirmed by Turkish authorities, however responding to journalists' questions, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not exclude this possibility.

According to the newspaper, a number of MP's, the general secretary of the Justice and Development Party Haluk Ipek, a deputy representing Adana province Necdet Unuvar, who is also the chairman of Turkey-Azerbaijan parliamentary friendship group and ex-President of PACE Mevlut Cavusoglu can be among newly appointed ministers.

It is also possible that Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin will be appointed to the post of interior minister.

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