Erdoğan appoints a key adviser, fires deputy finance ministers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has named former Foreign Minister Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu as his key adviser and appointed him as a special envoy to the permanent mission of Turkey to the United Nations.

According to a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Saturday, Erdoğan also removed two deputy finance ministers, Cumhuriyet said.

Sinirlioğlu has been serving as the permanent representative of Turkey to the United Nations since 2016. He also served as Foreign Minister for the interim government in 2015.

Deputy finance ministers Osman Dinçbaş and Bülent Aksu are replaced by Cengiz Yavilioğlu and Şakir Ercan Gül, Cumhuriyet added.

Last November, Erdoğan fired central bank Governor Murat Uysal and his son-in-law Berat Albayrak resigned from his duties as finance minister.

Borsa Istanbul Chairwoman Erişah Arıcan has also been appointed as executive board vice president for the Turkish Wealth Fund, Cumhuriyet said.