Turkish President Erdogan Approves Interim Government

© AFP 2022 / ADEM ALTANIn this file picture take on August 12, 2015 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara
In this file picture take on August 12, 2015 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara - Sputnik International
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved interim government which will be led Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu until November 1.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved a new caretaker cabinet, which will hold office until snap elections are held in the country on November 1, according to a statement by the president's office.

On Monday, Erdogan called early elections after the Justice and Development Party (AK party) led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu failed to reach an agreement with other parliamentary parties to form a coalition government within the time allowed by the country's constitution.

According to the statement, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci will retain their posts in the new cabinet.

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Member of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party Tugrul Turkes was appointed deputy prime minister.

Several pro-Kudrish opposition members were given high posts in the Turkish interim government. People’s Democratic Party member Muslim Dogan was named development minister, while Ali Haydar Konca became Turkey’s EU minister.

Ali Riza Alaboyun will become the country’s new energy minister.

Former Turkish Foreign Ministry's Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu will take over as the country’s foreign minister.

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