New administrative system will hurt foreign ministry: İYİ Party lawmaker
The changes made at the administrative level of the Turkish Foreign Ministry will damper Turkey’s national interests, said Aydın Adnan Sezgin, an İYİ (Good) Party lawmaker from the western Aydın province, during a press release on July 13.
“According to the changes made [through the presidential state of emergency decrees], anyone who has worked at any institution for at least five years is eligible for appointment to lead the Foreign Ministry’s units and directorates. With this, the merit-based promotion system has completely been removed in the establishment, as the criteria for promotion has been blurred,” Sezgin said in his statement.
The İYİ Party lawmaker said the Turkish Foreign Ministry has taken its inspiration from the Ottoman Empire and was enriched after the declaration of the Turkish Republic in 1923, adding that Turkey’s foreign ministry is an internationally respected institution.
“The changes of the organization and operation of the Foreign Ministry, which acts as a record of government traditions, is unfortunately an extension of this mentality of destruction and eradication,” said Sezgin, targeting the current administration with his words.
He then called on the Turkish Parliament and the presidency to show the “necessary sensibility” in this matter.