Erdoğan to convene cabinet with heavy agenda
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will hold a cabinet meeting on July 4 with a heavy agenda on the issues of examination of the presidential system and Turkey’s purchase of Russian made S-400 air missile defense systems.
Erdogan is expected to brief cabinet members on his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and world leaders at the G20 Summit in Japan. Turkey’s strategy concerning the purchase of S-400s and its possible implications are also up for discussion.
Also on the agenda is the outcome of the rerun of the Istanbul mayoral election. The meeting will also focus on the efforts to refine the presidential government system introduced one year ago.
Deputy President Fuat Oktay will present to the cabinet the details of an evaluation of the performance of the new presidential new system and any deficiencies and shortcomings that may have been identified.
Topics of discussion are expected to cover the 100-day action plan announced by Erdoğan, complaints from the public about bureaucratic red tape in the new system and proposals from 16 ministries to enhance the new system.
Erdoğan also plans to expound on a comment he made earlier: “Upon the return of our visit to Japan and China, we will have some good news for the economy.”
Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak is planning to inform cabinet members about the topics under consideration.
On July 11, Erdoğan will convene the Central Decision and Management Board (MKYK) of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The meeting is important with regards to a possible change in the party organization over failure in Istanbul municipal elections.