Erdogan appoints Ibrahim Kalin head of National Intelligence
General Yasar Guler is the country's new defense minister.
On Monday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan named his spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin as the director of the National Intelligence Agency (MIT), according to Erdogan's communications office.
Hakan Fidan was appointed as foreign minister on Saturday. Fidan served as head of intelligence since 2010.
Yesterday, Hurriyet, one of the major Turkish newspapers, reported that Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin would possibly be appointed to the position.
Erdogan also appointed General Yasar Guler as the country's Defense Minister.
Since July 2018, Yasar Guler has assumed the role of Chief of the General Staff. His appointment came shortly after Erdogan was sworn in as the country's President for a third term, making him Turkey's longest-ever serving leader.
Kalin has held the positions of deputy chairman of both the presidential committee for security and international policy and the President's main advisor since 2018.
On Sunday, Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's President at the parliament in Ankara where he delivered his oath to the Turkish people.
"As president, I swear upon my honor and integrity, before the great Turkish nation ... to work with all my power to protect the existence and independence of the state ... and to fulfill my duty impartially," Erdogan said before lawmakers in parliament.
He also vowed not to lead the nation astray from the rule of law and safeguard the secular principles of the republic.