Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Promise to send all Syrian refugees back irrational: Çavuşoğlu

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has stated that it is irrational to make a promise to send all Syrian refugees back to their homeland as they are needed for the workforce in the relevant sectors of Türkiye.

"If we say that we will send all of them 100 percent, it would not be appropriate. There is a need for employment in some jobs," he said in a televised interview on May 21.

Turkish troops must stay in N Syria till security established: FM

Türkiye wants to keep its troops in northern Syria until maintaining stable security in the region, because early retreat of Turkish troops may lead to a conflict there which could trigger a further refugee influx to the border, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 3.

Election watchdog OKs ministers’ running for parliament

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) has given a green light for the ministers to continue their political campaigning for the parliamentary elections while continuing their jobs.

The YSK'S decision came upon an appeal by the opposition parties who recalled that the ministers should resign from their jobs if they want to run for the parliament just like any other civil servant.