Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with the issuance of a decree has appointed his cousin, İbrahim Er, to serve as deputy education minister, Cumhuriyet reported on Wednesday.
Erdoğan on July 9 had named his son-in-law, former Energy Minister Berat Albrayrak, as the finance and treasury minister. Albayrak was also made a member of Turkey’s Supreme Military Council by Erdoğan on July 15.
According to the report, Er who was a member of the Council of State, was appointed along with Reha Denemeç as a deputy to the education minister.
Er was serving as general director of elementary education when he was named a member of the Council of State in 2011.
Ahmet Hamdi Çamlı, who used to be President Erdoğan’s driver, was elected as a member of parliament in the 2015 elections.