Skip to comments.Recep Erdogan appoints his son-in-law to run the country's economy and finances
Posted on 07/09/2018 4:37:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named the members of his new Cabinet after he was sworn in Monday (Tuesday AEST) under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers and which critics think gives him far too much control.
Erdogan appointed Berat Albayrak, the man who married his daughter 14 years ago, to head the powerful new treasury and finance ministry. Mevlut Cavusoglu will remain as Turkey's foreign minister and Suleyman Soylu as the country's interior minister.
The executive system of government that began with Erdogan's swearing-in scraps Turkey's parliamentary governance structure and boosts the powers of the formerly ceremonial presidency.
"One of the most important democratic transformations of our country in its history has been successfully completed today," Erdogan said.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, right, who faces widespread protests at home for the state of his country's failing economy, was a guest of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, at the inauguration. AP
Under the new system, the president forms government, appoints ministers, vice presidents and high-level bureaucrats. Previously, the prime minister -now a defunct post- formed the government by making elected members of parliament ministers.
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And Maduro, President of Venezuela attended the Inauguration and endorsed Erdogan.
Birds of a Feather?
1 man rule in Turkey? What could possibly go wrong?
Central government. It’s fun for everyone.
Nepotism is a game the whole family can play!
Economic crisis in 3...2....1.....
If you plan to rob the treasury, its good to have someone you trust completely - and knows he’s also going to benefit - running the treasury.
Keep the bagman jobs within the family.
The forming of a new monarchy.
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