The Turkish opposition Zaman newspaper reported that talks have started again about the possibility of the return of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, former Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to the government.
The newspaper pointed out that there is talk recently about Erdogan’s cabinet reshuffle, through which Albayrak could return to the arena by taking over the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources that he previously held, or perhaps assigning him a position in the ruling party.
A source close to the AKP confirmed that returning Albayrak to the government would be a difficult situation for Erdogan, because Albayrak left his post in an inappropriate way.
Another Justice and Development Party official said that the ministerial change has been on the agenda for a while, adding that “expectations for change will occur at the beginning of March. There are ministers who are tired, and there are some low-performing ministers, and there are other qualified names that can take their positions. “.
The account of “Turkey Pulse” on “Twitter”, who is interested in Turkish affairs, did not rule out the return of Albayrak, and said that “Erdogan only trusts members of his family and his narrow circle, and he plans to return his son-in-law to the political arena to give a strong message that he will not abandon any of his men at the request. Opposition. “
Erdogan is the best one who knows that his son-in-law has no merit to run any position, but he trusts only members of his family and his narrow circle.
Erdogan plans to bring his son-in-law back to the political arena to give a strong message that he will not abandon any of his men by requesting the opposition so that the surrounding wall does not collapse https://t.co/PcOsDqIP31
– Turkey pulse NabdTurkey (@nabdturkey) February 25, 2021
Albayrak resigned from the position of finance minister late last year, and announced his retirement from political life.
Recently, Erdogan drew attention to his defense of his son-in-law, who during his reign the value of the lira decreased and the rate of inflation increased.
Source: Turkish Zaman