Numan Kurtulmuş appointed gov’t spokesperson
CİHAN photoDeputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has been appointed as the interim government spokesperson after the departure of Bülent Arınç from the cabinet last week.
The appointment was announced through a governmental decree informing about the division of labor among the four deputy prime ministers. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will continue to be responsible for the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and the Religious Directorate as well as other important governmental bodies.
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan will be responsible for the media, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and the Anadolu Agency, while Kurtulmuş will serve as the government’s spokesperson. Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yılmaz will be the main economy coordinator and all key bodies such as the Treasury, Central Bank and public banks will under his subordination.
Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will be responsible for Cyprus and running the Alliance of Civilization Project.