ankaya, former presidential palace, to host first Cabinet meeting as Prime Ministry

Cabinet ministers will convene at the former presidential palace, ankaya Palace, for the first time since it was given to the Prime Ministry after the presidential office was moved to the much-debated palace in BeItepe last year Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoIlu will chair the Cabinet meeting to be held on Monday at Ankara’s ankaya Palace, which was used as a presidential palace for 90 years, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, citing Prime Min

Cabinet ministers will convene at the former presidential palace, andCcedilankaya Palace, for the first time since it was given to the Prime Ministry after the presidential office was moved to the much-debated palace in BeItepe last year

Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoIlu will chair the Cabinet meeting to be held on Monday at Ankaraand#39s andCcedilankaya Palace, which was used as a presidential palace for 90 years, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, citing Prime Ministry sources, in a report published on its website.

After the 2014 presidential election, President Recep Tayyip ErdoIan decided to move the presidential office to a large, newly constructed and much-criticized palace, allowing andCcedilankaya Palace to become the home of prime ministerial affairs.

Despite criticism, ErdoIan has defended his new palace, saying it was necessary for the stateand#39s reputation.

As part of the transfer of the presidential office to the new palace in BeItepe, authorities removed the presidential seal from the wall near andCcedilankaya Palaceand#39s main gate in late January.

The removal of the sign signaled a new era for the Turkish presidential office, which was emboldened after ErdoIan was elected to the office last August after serving 11 years as prime minister

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman