World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim Cabinet on Friday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assigned him to form a caretaker government.
Davutoglu submitted the composition of the new government to Erdogan at 7.10 p.m. local time (1610GMT).
Since Tuesday, the prime minister has been making efforts to form a provisional government that will run Turkey until early election is held on Nov. 1.
The June 7 election saw a stalemate with no party winning the majority necessary to form a single party government. Coalition talks between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the other three parliamentary parties had not produced any result.
All but one party -- the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) -- had refused to join the caretaker government.
The new cabinet consists of 11 MPs from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), 11 independent candidates, and 3 representatives of the opposition - Tuğrul Türkeş (Nationalist Movement Party -MHP), and 2 MPs from pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party (HDP) - Müslüm Doğan and Ali Haydar.
Davutoglu announced the list of members of the interim Cabinet at a press conference in Ankara which is as follows:
Prime Minister - Ahmet Davutoglu
Deputy Prime Minister - Yalcin Akdogan
Deputy Prime Minister - Numan Kurtulmus
Deputy Prime Minister - Cevdet Yilmaz
Deputy Prime Minister - Tugrul Turkes
Foreign Minister - Feridun Sinirlioglu
EU Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator - Ali Haydar Konca
Minister of Family and Social Policies - Aysen Gurcan
Minister of Justice - Kenan Ipek
Minister of Science, Industry and Technology - Fikri Isik
Minister of Customs and Trade - Cenap Asci
Minister of Environment and Urban Planning - Idris Gulluce
Minister of Economy - Nihat Zeybekci
Minister of Youth and Sports - Akif Cagatay Kilic
Minister of Internal Affairs - Selami Altinok
Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication - Feridun Bilgin
Minister of Labour and Social Security - Ahmet Erdem
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources - Ali Rıza Alaboyun
Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock - Kudbettin Arzu
Development Minister - Muslum Dogan
Minister of Culture and Tourism - Yalcin Topcu
Minister of Finance - Mehmet Simsek
Minister of National Education - Nabi Avci
Minister of National Defence - Vecdi Gonul
Minister of Forest and Water Management - Veysel Eroglu
Minister of Health - Mehmet Muezzinoglu
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