New interior minister: Developments in Turkey not by chance

Politics Materials 26 December 2013 16:23 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.26

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The developments in Turkey are not accidental, new Interior Minister of the country Efkan Ala said during his inauguration ceremony, TRT Haber TV channel reported on Dec.26.

Turkey has had more serious problems in the past than the latest developments, but the government coped with them, according to the interior minister.

"The ruling party hasn't promised the nation that there will be no problems, but it has promised the nation to solve the problems, " the interior minister said.

After a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul yesterday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the new cabinet of ministers.

MP from Ankara Emrullah İsler was appointed Deputy Prime Minister instead of Bekir Bozdag. In turn, the latter was appointed Minister of Justice.

MP from the ruling party Lutfi Elvan was appointed Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications.

Ayshenur Islam was appointed Minister for Family and Social Policy. Mevlut Cavusoglu will head the Ministry for EU Affairs.

Fikri Isik Bilim was appointed Minister for Science, Industry and Technology, while Gulluce Idris became Environmental and Urban Development Minister.

Akif Cagatay Kılıc was appointed Youth and Sports Ministry, Nihat Zeybekci - Economy Minister and Efkan Ala became Interior Minister.

Turkish Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan, Interior Minister Muammer Guler, Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Erdogan Bayraktar named in the corruption scandal, resigned on Dec.25.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by C.N.