Deputy Prime Minister and government Spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş said on Wednesday that the new government will be focusing on reforms and development.
Speaking at a press conference after the cabinet meeting in Ankara, Kurtulmuş said: "We had called the 64th government a reform government. It would be appropriate to call the 65th government one of reform and progress [as well]."
Kurtulmuş added that the new government will be focusing on drafting the new constitution, saying: "Forming a new constitution is a demand that involves everyone in Turkey; everyone should express their own perspectives."
"What is our perspective regarding the new constitution? Everyone should express that. No one can run away from this. However, when the new constitution appears on the agenda, we can say thatwe propose the presidential system. Another party can suggest another system, or the 'half presidential system', or another formula. However, it is not acceptable to say that 'we cannot talk about these' or 'we won't meet to discuss' and disregard other options," he said.
"Everyone should put their opinions on the table when the new constitution is discussed. If these opinions find a response in the public, then a result will be achieved," Kurtulmuş said.
Meanwhile, Kurtulmuş also announced the area of responsibilities for deputy prime ministers in the new cabinet under new Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
The roles for new deputy PM's will be as follows:
Deputy PM Mehmet Şimşek: Treasury, Central Bank of Republic of Turkey, and other Publicly owned banks,
Deputy PM Nurettin Canikli: Capital Markets Board of Turkey, The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, and The Saving Deposit Insurance Fund,
Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş: Government Spokesperson, matters related to the Council of State, the Presidency of Religious Affairs, state broadcaster TRT, Anadolu Agency, and The supreme board of radio and television,
Deputy PM Tuğrul Türkeş: The Coordination National Security Council decisions, Cyprus related matters,
Deputy PM Veysi Kaynak: The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency and Human Rights Committees.
Kurtulmuş also thanked former PM Ahmet Davutoğlu, saying: "Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu ran office during a difficult period. He gave great service to Turkey through his devoted work."