A Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker for Trabzon on Turkey’s Black Sea coast, 47-year-old Soylu was appointed as new interior minister after Bursa deputy Ala resigned, Yildirim told reporters after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Yildirim also confirmed that Bursa deputy, Mehmet Muezzinoglu, had been appointed as Turkey’s labor and social security minister.

Anadolu Agency