Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Appoints Lutfi Elvan, New Finance Minister After Son-In-Law Quits

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Lutfi Elvan was appointed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan (above) on Monday.

Istanbul:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed a new finance minister late Monday after accepting his son-in-law Berat Albayrak’s resignation, the official Anadolu news agency reported.

Lutfi Elvan, head of parliament’s planning and budgetary committee, was named treasury and finance minister, the agency said.

The 58-year-old held several posts under the ruling AKP government, including deputy prime minister and development minister.

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