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Turkish PM announces cabinet reshuffle
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13:36, May 02, 2009

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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Friday announced a new cabinet lineup in which several top posts were replaced.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved the new cabinet list before Erdogan announced it, according to the prime minister.

Former Parliamentary Speaker Bulent Arinc will become state minister and deputy prime minister, said Erdogan.

He said that Foreign Minster Ali Babacan would become state minister and deputy prime minister in charge of economy, returning to the post he left in 2007.

Ahmet Davutoglu, Erdogan's chief foreign policy advisor, was appointed as new foreign minister.

State Minister Mehmet Simsek will replace Kemal Unakitan as finance minister, who suffered poor health earlier this year.

Eight ministers, including those of justice, finance and energy, lost their posts.

According to Erdogan, State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Nazim Ekren, State Ministers Murat Basesgioglu, Kursad Tuzmen and Said Yazicioglu, Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan, National Education Minister Huseyin Celik, Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler were left out of the new cabinet.

Below is a list of new ministers:

State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister: Bulent Arinc;

State Minister: Cevdet Yilmaz;

State Minister: Selma Aliye Kavaf;

Justice Minister: Sadullah Ergin;

Foreign Minister: Ahmet Davutoglu;

Public Works and Housing Minister: Mustafa Demir;

Labor and Social Security Minister: Omer Dincer;

Industry and Trade Minister: Nihat Ergun;

Energy and Natural Resources Minister: Taner Yildiz.

Source: Xinhua



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