A number of top bureaucrats, including governors, have been posted to different cities with a government order made by the new Ahmet Davutoğlu government and approved by President Erdoğan upon his return from Qatar.
The most comprehensive change took place within the bureaucracy with 31 governors reassigned, a decision approved by Erdoğan early on Tuesday.
According to the changes made in the posts of 31 bureaucrats, the Istanbul governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu was replaced by Vasip Şahin previously the governor of Malatya an eastern Turkey city. Ankara's governor Alaaddin Yüksel was replaced by Mehmet Kılıçlar top official in General Directorate of Security Affairs. State-run Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT)'s Ibrahim Şahin was bought to governance of Samsun a northern province, which came as a surprise to many. The name that will replace him is yet to be announced.
Hatay governor Celaleddin Lekesiz who is known to have had an active role during the Syria crisis, has been reassigned as chief of the national police department, replacing Mehmet Kılıçlar.
Public Order and Security Undersecretary (KDGM) Ulvi Saran announced his resignation through his Twitter account and was brought to the central governor's office.
The National Security Council (MGK) General secretary Muammer Türker has been appointed as the Antalya governor. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Seyfullah Hacı replaced Türker's former post and Antalya governor Sebahattin Öztürk became the new general secretary of MGK.