Erdoğan appoints Ibrahim Kalin as head of the Turkish Intelligence Service succeeding Hakan Fidan who appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued, on Monday evening, a decision appointing Ibrahim Kalin as head of the intelligence service (MiT).

The Turkish Presidency Communications Department said, “President Erdoğan appointed Ibrahim Kalin as head of the intelligence service, succeeding Hakan Fidan, who was appointed to the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Turkish presidency also announced, “The commander of the ground forces in the Turkish army, General Musa Avsever, has been appointed to assume the presidency of the General Staff, while retaining his current position until a new chief of staff is appointed”.

Last Saturday evening, Erdoğan announced the formation of his new government amid changes to the ministers of sovereign portfolios, including defense, interior and foreign affairs, while the ministers of health and tourism maintained their positions.

Erdoğan announced the appointment of the head of the Turkish intelligence service, Hakan Fidan, as foreign minister in his new government, to succeed Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

The Turkish President appointed Chief of Staff of the Army, Yashar Güler, Minister of Defense, succeeding Hulusi Akar, and Cevdet Yilmaz, Vice President of the Republic in the new Turkish cabinet.

Erdoğan also appointed former Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek as Minister of Treasury and Finance, and the governor of Istanbul, Ali Yerlikaya, as Minister of Interior, succeeding Suleyman soylu.

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