Turkey Appoints New Defense Minister


From Burake Ege Bekdil and Umit Enginsoy, Defense News:  Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has named a new defense minister, Ismet Yilmaz , who will replace Vecdi Gonul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced July 6. . . .

Yilmaz graduated first from the Maritime Faculty of Istanbul Technical University in 1982, and from Istanbul University’s Law Faculty in 1987. For 20 years, he worked in public and private business as an engineer and legal adviser/attorney.  (photo: AKPartisivas)

From Zaman:  Members of new Cabinet

  • Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç
  • Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ
  • Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan
  • Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay
  • Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin
  • Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Şahin
  • Minister of European Union Affairs Egemen Bağış
  • Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün
  • Labor and Social Security Minister Faruk Çelik
  • Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Erdoğan Bayraktar
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu
  • Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan
  • Energy and Natural Sources Minister Taner Yıldız
  • Minister of Youth and Sports Suat Kılıç
  • Minister of Food Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Mehdi Eker
  • Minister of Customs and Trade Hayati Yazıcı
  • Minister of Forestry and Water Works Veysel Eroğlu
  • Ministry of Interior Affairs İdris Naim Şahin
  • Minister of Development Cevdet Yılmaz
  • Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertuğrul Günay
  • Minister of Finance Mehmet Şimşek
  • Education Minister Ömer Dinçer
  • Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz
  • Minister of Health Recep Akdağ
  • Minister of Transportation Binali Yıldırım

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