Erdogan appoints active duty military commander as Turkey’s defense minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 9 announced his new Cabinet, appointing Army Gen. Hulusi Akar, head of the Turkish military, as the new defense minister.

This is the first time a civilian government in Turkey has picked an active-duty military commander as defense minister.

Source: National News Agency

Erdogan appoints active duty military commander as Turkey’s defense minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 9 announced his new Cabinet, appointing Army Gen. Hulusi Akar, head of the Turkish military, as the new defense minister.

This is the first time a civilian government in Turkey has picked an active-duty military commander as defense minister.

Source: National News Agency