MIT, Diyanet and the Central Bank

CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu went on a leaders tour before the meeting to be hosted by his party on 2 October. Kılıçdaroğlu met with DEVA Party Chairman Ali Babacan the previous evening, and yesterday with DP Chairman Gültekin Uysal and Future Party Chairman Ahmet Davutoğlu. Kılıçdaroğlu will meet with SP Chairman Temel Karamollaoğlu and IYI Party Chairman Meral Akşener today.


It was also a matter of curiosity whether the leaders would take part in the cabinet. The sources of the 6-desk table stated that these issues have not been discussed or decided yet, and said: “The names considered for the cabinet will not be included in the parliamentary candidate lists. Therefore, it would not be a surprise if some of the important names of the parties are not included in the lists. Leaders, on the other hand, will make the decision about themselves at the table, but it is highly likely that they will not be in the cabinet since their representatives will already be present. However, there is no obstacle for the elected president to sit down and talk about important decisions with the leaders, whether named or not, in the format of an advisory board.”


According to the news of the Hürriyet newspaper, which is known for its closeness to the government, regarding the protocol prepared, the Presidential Decree No. 3 “Terms of office cannot exceed the term of office of the president who was in office on the date of their appointment” Attention was drawn to the list of approximately 2,000 people, which included the state’s senior bureaucrats.

This list includes high-level bureaucrats of the state, from Diyanet, MIT, Defense Industry, Central Bank, TUIK, TOKI and TRT to the TCA chief prosecutor, governor, general manager and rectors. According to the lobbyists, the parties that make up the 6-way table create a comprehensive “bureaucrat pool” for the names they will assign if they come to power, including these critical tasks.