Turkish President Erdogan Names His Son-In-Law As The Country's Finance Minister

Reuters: Erdogan starts presidential rule, names son-in-law Turkish finance minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan ushered in the new, executive presidential system he had long campaigned for by putting his son-in-law in charge of the economy and promising a greater overhaul of a country he has dominated for 15 years.

Hours after he was sworn in with sweeping new powers at a ceremony in the capital of Ankara late on Monday, Erdogan named Berat Albayrak as treasury and finance minister. Albayrak, 40, previously served as energy minister and, before that, led a company seen as close to the government.

His appointment - and the absence of familiar, market-friendly ministers from the cabinet - has helped send the lira sharply lower. Erdogan has said the powerful executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth and to ensure security after a failed 2016 military coup.

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