Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

UnpluggedTV

World

Turkey’s Erdogan appoints new justice minister and statistician

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) is pictured with Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag during the International Istanbul Law Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

According to the Official Gazette, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan selected Bekir Bozdag, a member of his ruling AK Party, as Justice Minister and removed TUIK’s top statistician. Former Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul had resigned, according to the report, but no reason was given.

The news: Bozdag, 56, served as Erdogan’s justice minister from 2013 to 2015 and again from 2015 to 2017, before becoming deputy prime minister until 2018, when the position was eliminated as part of constitutional revisions giving Erdogan broad executive powers.

  • “I thank our President Mr Tayyip Erdogan for entrusting the post of Justice Minister to me… May God help us,” Bozdag said on Twitter on Saturday.
  • Erdogan also replaced TUIK chairman Sait Erdal Dincer, who had been appointed less than a year before, with Erhan Cetinkaya, according to the Gazette.
  • TUIK has been accused by opposition parties and sceptics of tampering with official figures, such as inflation, for political gain. Although the institute disregarded the claim, experts have begun working on alternate inflation calculations.
  • Turkey, which is mired in a currency crisis, has been plagued by rising inflation, which is predicted to touch a near 20-year high of roughly 47 per cent in January, according to a poll released on Friday.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Latest

India

New Delhi, Sept 29- According to data updated on Thursday by the Union Health Ministry, 4,272 new instances of infections have been registered throughout...

India

J&K, Sept 29 – Two people were injured in two bombs that occurred within eight hours in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir...

India

Karnataka, Sept 28 – The Narcotics Wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) broke an inter-state narcotics conspiracy on Tuesday, arresting five people-four women...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28- India observed a modest increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, reporting 3,615 instances on Wednesday. The...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28- Considering the decline in the number of theaters in India and to prevent its complete closure, the Ministry of Information...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28– The Popular Front of India (PFI) and any of its affiliates, allies, or fronts have been declared illegal associations by...

You May Also Like

States

The structure will be built for a Public Health Centre (PHC), which will be the sole government health facility near the crash site. The...

Entertainment

It appears that Twitter is full of like-minded people who have had similar ideas regarding marriage, particularly arranged marriage. And they’ve developed a hilarious...

World

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s son Zain Nadella, died Monday morning.  The news: Zain was 26 years old and had been born...

commentary

According to a tweet from the UK Ministry of Defence, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the use of its TOS-1A weapon system in...