Erdogan makes major security changes as he starts new term

Source:al Monitor Date:31Jul2018

The defense minister now becomes the key security decision-maker. The Defense Ministry will be responsible for political, legal and social affairs of the military and its educational, financial and budgetary services. The ministry will also be handling military recruitment, procurement of weapons, equipment and all logistics needs. The ministry also will be in charge of the military and defense industries, shipyards, military health and veterinary services, and will deal with construction and infrastructure projects. Land forces, navy and air force commands will be attached to the defense minister.