Türkiye went to the polls and a new President was elected. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the candidate of the People's Alliance, was re-elected President. After receiving his mandate and taking oath at a ceremony held at the Turkish Grand National Assembly yesterday, Erdogan was officially inaugurated. Afterwards, Erdogan went to Cankaya Mansion and announced the vice-president and the cabinet of the "Turkish Century".
According to Sabah.com.tr, the new cabinet was widely covered on the world agenda. Especially in the Western media, while the developments in Türkiye were reported moment by moment, Erdogan's words and the new names in the Cabinet graced the headlines.
Al Jazeera, in its news report titled "Turkey's President Erdogan announces new cabinet", drew attention to Mehmet Simsek and Hakan Fidan. The article went on to detail the careers of all the ministers.
British newspaper The Guardian was also among the media outlets that mentioned the new cabinet. The newspaper drew attention to President Erdogan's words "We will embrace 85 million people" at the swearing-in ceremony.
The new Cabinet, which was also followed by international news agencies, also made waves in Greece. The names that Greece was most curious about were Yasar Guler, the new Minister of National Defense, and Hakan Fidan, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs. Greek newspaper Kathimerini included the list of new ministers in its news.
Another Greek newspaper, Proto Thema, stated that former Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar are no longer in office. The newspaper stated that both names favored a tough stance in Turkish-Greek relations.
The article went on to say that there are expectations that the re-election of Greece's former prime minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis, who is expected to take office again in the future, will improve relations with the new cabinet in Türkiye.
Greek news agency Ant1news also cited Erdogan's statements and listed the names in the new cabinet.