No longer distinction between foreign and internal policies: Foreign minister Çavuşoğlu
There will no longer be a distinction between foreign and domestic politics, as all ministries and institutions will work in cohesion and unity for the well-being of the country under the new governmental system, Turkey’s top diplomat has said.
“Expectations from us are not limited to foreign policy. There is no longer a distinction between internal and foreign policies. All ministries and institutions will work together, hand in hand under the new structure,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said at a ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry on July 10.
Çavuşoğlu, who has been serving as the foreign minister since 2014, is among four lawmakers who had to resign from the parliament to join President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s first government as the executive president.
There are high expectations from the Foreign Ministry under the new system, Çavuşoğlu said. “We will exert more efforts. We will work more. We will represent our county in the best way in any part of the world,” he said.
The minister recalled that foreign and EU ministries have been merged in the new system, adding that their responsibilities have increased but at the same time their capacity has strengthened.
“By uniting our forces, we are planning to make progress in the EU process despite all difficulties,” he said.