On Monday, Turkey’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan took over the ministry from his predecessor, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed Fidan, the former head of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT), as foreign minister.
Erdogan announced his new Cabinet on Saturday after attending the inauguration and oath-taking ceremonies at the parliament and presidential complex in Ankara, respectively.
Foreign ministers from around the world congratulated Fidan on his appointment.
Fidan, 55, was named MIT’s director by then-prime minister Erdogan in May 2010. Fidan was a deputy undersecretary in Erdogan’s administration prior to his assignment to MIT.
He is married and the father of three children.