Ministry restructure takes place


Just four days before the general election Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a restructuring of ministries.

In the restructuring he has abolished eight ministries, created six new ministries, merged two and ‘transformed’ two.

The Cabinet will be reduced from 27 to 25 to include the Prime Minister, four Deputy Prime Ministers and 20 Ministers.

The new ministries are:

Ministry of Family and Social Policy
Ministry of European Union Affairs
Ministry of Economy
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Ministry of Customs and Trade
Ministry of Development.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing are to be merged to create a new Ministry called the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Urban Planning.

The Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology will succeed the current Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry will replace the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK) is expected to win the general election by a wide margin.

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