Erdoğan appoints cousin to serve as deputy education minister

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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.

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