Fikri Işık has been named as the new Turkish Defence Minister by the newly appointed Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
Fikri Işık a member of ruling Justice and Developmentt party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) was until now the Minister for Science, Industry and Development.
He is replacing Ismet Yılmaz in the post. Ismet Yılmaz has been named as the new Turkish Education Minister. Binali Yıldırım was recently appointed as the new Turkish Prime Minister by the country’s head of state Recep Tayyip Erdoğan replacing in the post Ahmet Davutoğlu who recently resigned from the post.