PM Davutoglu appoints new ministers after HDP resignations

Turkish PM Davutoglu assigns two new ministers for interim government after resignations of HDP deputies

Photo by: AA
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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in AK Party Congress

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu assigned two new ministers for the interim government later on Tuesday after the resignations of European Union Affairs and Development Ministers from HDP earlier in the day. 

Beril Dedeoglu, a politician and academician, was appointed EU minister, which made her one of the two female ministers of the interim cabinet.

Mustafa Cuneyd Duzyol, undersecretary since 2014, was named the Development Minister.

Dedeoglu said on her appointment offer that “if my name is selected to serve the needs of the country during its transition process, I do not think that I have the luxury of objecting to that.”

“I, as a person who believes in doing what should be done for the country, accepted the duty with pleasure,” she continued.

European Union Affairs Minister Ali Haydar Konca and Development Minister Muslum Dogan had resigned in Tuesday’s cabinet.

Davutoglu had proposed three HDP deputies, Konca, Dogan and Levent Tuzel to be a part of the interim cabinet in August. Despite HDP's decision to accept the offers, Tuzel had declined the proposal.

Tuzel is now not listed as a candidate in HDP's list for the coming election.

The interim government will continue until the rerun of the June general election on November 1, after coalition talks failed.

TRTWorld and agencies