Turkey to form new administrative system - media

Turkey to form new administrative system - media

The new administration system to be formed in Turkey after June 24 parliamentary and presidential elections, Turkish media reported.

The plan of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plan suggests to merge the finance, economy, and development ministries under a single roof, which will also include the duties of the customs and trade ministries as well as the tourism ministries.

R=Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the number of ministries will be reduced to 14 or 15 from the current 25 in a bid to increase the efficiency of the government and lessen bureaucratic bulk.

The EU Ministry, Economy Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry, Customs and Trade Ministry, Development Ministry, Culture and Tourism Ministry, as well as the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry will be closed down, Hürriyet reported.

The new system will preserve the structures of the Interior Ministry, Defense Ministry, Transportation Ministry, Justice Ministry and Health Ministry. The name of the Education Ministry will be changed to the Education and Culture Ministry, while the Family Ministry will become the Family and Society Ministry.

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