New presidential system’s structure to be completed in 15 days: Erdoğan

New presidential system’s structure to be completed in 15 days: Erdoğan


The structure of the new presidential governance system and appointments to key positions will be completed in 10-15 days, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, while warning new appointees they would be sacked in the event of a failure.

“I think this organization will be completed in 10 to 15 days. It won’t take very long. But anything can happen anytime. Those appointed can be dismissed if they aren’t successful,” Erdoğan said at a press conference on July 25 before embarking on a trip to South Africa.

“Because success is our priority. We are obligated to be successful in this system because there is no place for failure in it,” he added.

Works intensified to establish the new government system immediately after Erdoğan took the oath of the office on July 9. He appointed a vice president and 16 ministers, issuing a number of decrees for the creation of nine agencies and four offices.

Erdoğan issued early July 25 two decrees to appoint heads to the budget and communication agencies. Naci Ağbal, who previously served as minister and undersecretary at the Finance Ministry, has been appointed as presidential chief of strategy and budget.

The decree giving Ağbal the new post was published in the Official Gazette in the early hours of July 25. Ağbal served as finance minister under prime ministers Ahmet Davutoğlu and Binali Yıldırım between November 2015 and July 2018.

He was the undersecretary at the ministry between July 2009 and February 2015. Ağbal also won a seat in parliament in the July 2015 and November 2015 elections.

Meanwhile, Fahrettin Altun was appointed as the presidential chief of communication, according to the decree. Fecir Alptekin and Zafer Çubukcu were designated as senior advisers to Erdoğan.

Ahmet Algan, Hasan Hüseyin Ünlü and Şükran Kodalak became members of the competition board.