Special envoy Edip Baser removed from office

Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism retired general Edip Baser was removed from office, Turkish Deputy PM Abdullatif Sener told reporters following the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday.

Special envoy Edip Baser removed from office
Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism retired general Edip Baser was removed from office, Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener told reporters following the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday.

Following this statement, Turkish Prime Ministry Press Center noted that Rafet Akgunay, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary, has been appointed as Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism.

"Besides ongoing fight against terrorist organization; efforts continue to cut supports as well as prevent activities of terrorist organization abroad both on bilateral dimension with the United States and also on trilateral dimension with Iraq and the United States," noted the press center.

Baser's remarks to press organs were assessed at the cabinet meeting, Sener told reporters following the meeting.

"However, this mechanism will be maintained, and we have decided to appoint another person to this position," he added.
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