Erdogan meeting prime minister, cabinet reshuffle could happen: sources
:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the presidential palace on Wednesday, and a cabinet reshuffle could be on the cards, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Erdogan’s office announced the unscheduled meeting earlier on Wednesday, and the three sources said a reshuffle could be in the works, declining to be identified because the information is not yet public.
“There is a strong likelihood that there could be a decision on a cabinet reshuffle after the meeting,” said one of the sources, who is close to the presidency.
In a separate statement, Erdogan’s office said Yildirim would hold a news conference at the presidential palace in Ankara after the meeting. It was expected to be held at 1000 GMT.
A cabinet reshuffle has been widely expected since May, when Erdogan resumed his leadership of the ruling AK Party following an April 16 constitutional referendum giving him sweeping new powers.