Heads of 42 boards and supreme boards in Turkey to be appointed by Erdoğan

These appointments, including ministerial appointments, were made by triple decree via the Council of Ministers until today. The new system suggests that all these appointments be made by Erdoğan
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 19:49

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be the sole authority appointing the heads of 42 boards and supreme boards including Central Bank, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors, and the Council of Higher Education.

The five compliance committees founded by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have decided that the heads of 42 boards and supreme boards including Central Bank, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA), the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), and the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) will be appointed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The commissions will prepare an exposure draft at the end of April 2018.

These appointments, including ministerial appointments, were made by triple decree via the Council of Ministers until today. The new system suggests that all these appointments be made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The decision paves the way for the abrogation of the elections held by the Turkish Parliament.

As compliance committees and the Turkish President determined top bureaucrat cadre during meetings held under Erdoğan’s Presidency, some issues including personnel regime and reduction of personnel cadre in the public sector were deferred to after the elections due to potential risks.

The same meeting decided that the heads of independent and semi-independent boards be appointed by the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Some of the boards and supreme boards to be attached to the Turkish President are as follows:

Central Bank of Turkey (CBT), the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Defence Industry High Coordination Council, Energy Market Board, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Alcoholic Beverages Market Regulation Board, Sugar Authority, the Competition Authority, the Capital Markets Board, the Energy Market Regulation Authority, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA), Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), the Radio and Television Supreme Council, Telecom Supreme Council, the State Supervisory Council, the Tax Inspectors Board, the Natural Disasters Insurances Authority, the Public Procurement Authority, High Board of Privatization, The Public Oversight, Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority, and more.