Reasons for resignation of Turkish interior minister

Reasons for resignation of Turkish interior minister

The Hurriyet newspaper has revealed the reasons for the resignation of the Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala.

Ala’s resignation is linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dissatisfaction with his work.

Efkan Ala said  after the military coup attempt that about 6500 of 7000 employees of the country's intelligence are supporters of the Gulen movement, and this statement was negatively perceived by the Turkish government, the newspaper reported earlier.

Another reason for Ala’s resignation is the fact that it was impossible to reach him on the day of the military coup attempt. On that day, Ala was in the Turkish province of Erzurum and not in Ankara.

Efkan Ala resigned on August 31. He served as the minister of internal affairs of Turkey since May 24, 2016, Trend reminds.

Former Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Turkey Suleyman Soylu was appointed to Ala’s post. In turn, Mehmet Muezzinoglu was appointed to Soylu’s post.