New Turkey PM Yildirim reveals new cabinet, replaces EU minister

Published May 24th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication and new chairman candidate for ruling AK Party Binali Yildirim throws red carnations to supporters as he arrives for the second extraordinary congress in Ankara, on May 22, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication and new chairman candidate for ruling AK Party Binali Yildirim throws red carnations to supporters as he arrives for the second extraordinary congress in Ankara, on May 22, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Turkey's new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Tuesday announced his new cabinet lineup two days after stepping into his new role as AK Party chairman, AFP reported.

The biggest change was replacing EU Minister Volkan Bozkir, whose post will be taken over by Omer Celik, the current AK Party spokesperson.

Most key ministers remained in place - including Foreign MInister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, and Interior Minister Efkan Ala, as well as deputy prime minister in charge of the economy Mehmet Simsek.


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